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From Jeffrey Dever <jsde...@sympatico.ca>
Subject Re: more common classes need a home
Date Mon, 03 Feb 2003 00:29:49 GMT
Also noticed that codec and xml-rpc also have their own Base64 classes. 
 The NameValuePair is also a candidate for a more general package 
(perhaps lang?)

Jeffrey Dever wrote:

> There are still a bunch of classes that are in both HttpClient and 
> Slide.  In particular:
> Base64.java
> HttpsURL.java
> HttpURL.java
> URIException.java
> URI.java
> URIUtil.java
> URLUtil.java
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> First of all, I think these should come out of Slide as part of their 
> migration to commons-httpclient which is still underway.
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> Second, I thnk that these classes are too general to be part of 
> HttpClient.  They have use well beyond a http client, and so should be 
> available to other packages without requiring the commons-httpclient.jar.
>
> Do people agree with me?  If so, any idea where these could go?  
> Perhaps the root of org.apache.commons?  or a new commons-net 
> package?  put Base64 in commons-lang, and create a new commons-uri 
> package?
>
> If we do this, would it be better for HttpClient to roll the classes 
> into the commons-httpclient.jar, or require it as a dependancy?
>
> Any comments would be helpful.
>
> Jandalf.
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