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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: Servlet Chaining in Tomcat
Date Mon, 31 Jan 2000 22:37:09 GMT
"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.

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