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From "James Cook" <jimc...@iname.com>
Subject Re: Servlet Chaining in Tomcat
Date Tue, 01 Feb 2000 17:27:48 GMT
The servlet chaining that many web servers support, but is not dictated by
the spec can be achieved programmatically by using the RequestDispatcher
mechanism. For those people who *must* have it.

jim

----- Original Message -----
From: Stefano Mazzocchi <stefano@apache.org>
To: <tomcat-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Monday, January 31, 2000 5:37 PM
Subject: Re: Servlet Chaining in Tomcat


> "Craig R. McClanahan" wrote:
> >
> > Tim Fox wrote:
> >
> > > Any plans to support it though?
> > >
> >
> > Not unless we have to (because of future changes to the servlet API).
There are
> > logical problems with trying to make a servlet into a filter, which was
never the
> > original design intent.  The folks who did the original implementation
of servlet
> > chaining in JWS came to the conclusion that there are major problems
with this
> > whole approach.
> >
> > That being said, there will undoubtedly be discussions about adding some
sort of
> > filtering capability in the next generation of the servlet API (to be
developed
> > under the recently released JSR).  I suspect that, if filtering is
implemented,
> > it will be through some new interface -- perhaps javax.servlet.Filter --
and not
> > with servlets themselves.
>
> I totally share Craig's point of view.
>
> --
> Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
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> <stefano@apache.org>                             Friedrich Nietzsche
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