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From "Oleg Kalnichevski (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (HTTPCLIENT-916) RFE: Make Credentials Serializable
Date Tue, 23 Feb 2010 12:34:27 GMT

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Oleg Kalnichevski updated HTTPCLIENT-916:
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    Attachment: HTTPCLIENT-916-tests.patch

As far as I know a class does not have to comply with the Java Bean spec in order to be Serializable.
Both HttpHost and HttpVersion are valid Serializable while they do not have a no arg constructor
and have final fields.

I always wanted to keep persistence aspects out of HttpClient but,  if there is popular demand
for it, I can live with making BasicUserPrincipal, NTUserPrincipal, as well as BasicClientCookie,
BasicClientCookie2, and BasicCookieStore Serializable.

Oleg

> RFE: Make Credentials Serializable
> ----------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HTTPCLIENT-916
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HTTPCLIENT-916
>             Project: HttpComponents HttpClient
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: HttpAuth, HttpClient, HttpCookie
>    Affects Versions: 4.0.1
>            Reporter: Daniel Gredler
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 4.1 Alpha2
>
>         Attachments: HTTPCLIENT-916-tests.patch
>
>   Original Estimate: 0.25h
>  Remaining Estimate: 0.25h
>
> I've been working on upgrading the HtmlUnit library to use HttpClient 4, and I've realized
that we could eliminate some hackish internal code if Credentials instances were Serializable.
I don't really see a downside, and this would be a huge convenience for us.
> The change would involve making the org.apache.http.auth.Credentials interface extend
Serializable, and having org.apache.http.auth.BasicUserPrincipal and org.apache.http.auth.NTUserPrincipal
implement Serializable (plus serialVersionUIDs where appropriate, I guess).

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