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From Michael Becke <be...@u.washington.edu>
Subject Re: 2.0 release - looking to the future
Date Sun, 29 Jun 2003 22:14:52 GMT
On Sunday, June 29, 2003, at 05:45 PM, Oleg Kalnichevski wrote:

> Mike,
> It does sound like a good idea to me, but could not it wait until 3.0,
> as it does seem to be exactly what Eric has been proposing as a
> "framework of interfaces"?

It might fall within the "framework of interfaces" idea.  My impression 
was that this dealt more with HttpMethods/responses though.  The idea 
here would be to move some of the current connection code to something 
more pluggable.

> Are there any pressing reasons for having it
> done within 2.1 release? Would it be a bit too much of a change?

Nothing terribly pressing.  I certainly do not think this is as urgent 
as some of our other problems. The only case I can see for 2.1 would be 
for the HttpConnectionFactory and in particular the pluggable isStale() 
functionality.  This came up a few months ago in regard to JSSE in pre 
1.4 JVMs.  The problem being that they are always stale using our 
current method of buffered reading from an open connection.

In general we may want to rework the whole HttpConnection design for 
3.0 which may point to waiting.  Let's leave this a little vague for 
now.  We can make a final decision when we vote on what to include in 


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