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From Sean Mullan <Sean.Mul...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: XMLSignature
Date Mon, 13 Jul 2009 13:21:07 GMT
Sean Mullan wrote:
> Julien PASQUIER wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I would like to create a class which extends the XMLSignature class 
>> but it is not possible because XMLSignature class is declared as "final".
>>
>> Is it possible te remove the "final" declaration from the XMLSecurity 
>> class in the next release of XMLSecurity (v1.4.3) ?
> 
> The XMLSignature classes (org.apache.xml.security.signature.XMLSignature 
> and javax.xml.crypto.dsig.XMLSignature) are not designed to be 
> subclassed. Instead, I would ask what you are trying to do and have you 
> considered other solutions?

Actually just org.apache.xml.security.signature.XMLSignature is final, 
the other XMLSignature class (JSR 105) is an interface.

--Sean

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