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From "Mark Struberg (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (MYFACES-3652) Define default view key algorithm
Date Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:21:01 GMT


Mark Struberg commented on MYFACES-3652:

Also please note that the XorShift random long generator would also easily fulfil our security
requirements and allows us to get rid of the pretty expensive SecureRandom SessionIdGenerator
as well.

Btw no need for a pluggable ViewKey. All the abstraction is done in SessionViewStorageFactory
anyway. And even this currently is not fully pluggable. We have 4 different abstractions for
this area and none of them is clean atm. I prefer having slightly less but more general SPI
interfaces. And fully pluggable of course!

I'm not sure about StateCache. There is currently no documentation what the generic types
K and V represent. But that might be a good point of abstraction granularity.

> Define default view key algorithm
> ---------------------------------
>                 Key: MYFACES-3652
>                 URL:
>             Project: MyFaces Core
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: JSR-344
>    Affects Versions: 2.2.0, 2.1.9
>            Reporter: Mark Struberg
>            Assignee: Mark Struberg
> Currently we have a few different viewkey generator implementations. Those got added
only in 2.1.9. Before that the only had a TicketCounter in each Session. 
> The original implementation also had no viewId in the key.
> If you think about it, then it makes no sense at all to add the viewId. Despite it's
an int hashCode we have 2 problems which completely trashes the purpose: 
> a.) hashCode is not guaranteed to be unique
> b.) the hashCode is always the same for the same view.
> Think about an application with only one xhtml page. In that case the viewId would add
no additional info.
> With 4 pages you would only reduce the collision rate to over 25%. Since the application
will most times mainly hit by a few entry points like index.html you gain barely anything
from adding this information.
> IF we have had problems with any collisions, then we shall add an XorShift random generator
instead of the viewId. Leo, I didn't an issue report for such a problem. Do you have any tip
for me where I can find that?

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