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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Cannot extend CookieSpec classes due to protected constructor
Date Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:50:35 GMT
On Thu, 2015-04-09 at 19:48 -0400, Karl Wright wrote:
> Hi Oleg,
> I'm working to remove the numerous new 4.4 deprecation warnings in
> ManifoldCF's web connector and ran into a serious problem.  Heretofore, we
> had been overriding an existing cookiespec class (BrowserCompatSpec) and
> disabling the BasicPathHandler's validation in order to handle certain
> web-sites that use cross-domain cookies.  Unfortunately this is no longer
> possible without putting the override class into
> the org.apache.http.impl.cookie package.  BrowserCompatSpec is deprecated,
> and none of the non-deprecated cookiespec classes can be overridden in the
> manner described.  The reason that happens is because the basic constructor
> supplied by abstract base class, which allows the handlers to be set, has
> protected access.
> What is your recommendation for working around this problem?  Is there a
> way to do it without duplicating large chunks of code?

It is an oversight on my part. We could make RFC6265CookieSpecBase
public or provide more compatibility levels in RFC6265CookieSpecProvider
or both, but in 4.5. Can you, guys, live with older cookie specs until


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