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From Ortwin Gl├╝ck <ortwin.glu...@nose.ch>
Subject Re: FW: [PATCH] PreEmptive authentication setting
Date Fri, 17 Jan 2003 08:04:04 GMT
Laura Werner wrote:
> One *advantage* to an HttpMethod not being aware of its HttpClient is 
> that it's possible for users of the httpclient library to dispense with 
> HttpClient and grow their own if necessary. 

This came to my mind this morning on the train as well. I knew there was 
somebody (you) out there that does not use the provided HttpClient.

> If methods become aware of their HttpClient, I think HttpClient needs to 
> become an interface with methods like getHttpState, 

That is the logical consequence. The HttpMethod interface could be 
changed slightly from HttpMethod.execute(HttpState, HttpConnection) -> 
HttpMethod.execute(IHttpClient, HttpConnection) or even 
HttpMethod.execute(IHttpClient)

> I can help with this if necessary.  I'll need help getting a test 
> environment set up on my machine, though.

We can need every help that we can get, Laura. You are welcome to 
contribute your ideas, requirements, solutions and code.



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