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From Jon Stevens <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] JSSI for Tomcat
Date Sat, 09 Dec 2000 23:20:05 GMT
on 12/9/2000 1:48 PM, "Hans Bergsten" <> wrote:

> After seeing a number of users on the TC user list asking about support
> for <servlet> tags and NCSA SSI directives, I decided to port Apache
> JSSI to Tomcat. Now it's basically done for TC 3.2, and the question is
> what to do with it ;-)
> If anyone is interested in this, I propose the following:
> 1) Make this a new Jakarta subproject, named jakarta-jssi.
> The reason for this is that it's an optional module and it can
> live its own life outside the container development.
> Note! This requires approval by the PMC, but I want to see what
> this group thinks about it before I make a proposal to the PMC.

No approval by the PMC is necessary. This has already been voted on and
approved. It is part of the migration of Java Apache projects over to

> 2) Support only for TC 3.2 initially
> Since JSSI is dependent on the TC internals, it needs to be
> adapted for each architecture. For instance, in TC 3.2 there's a
> package named org.apache.tomcat.facade that is used by JSSI, but
> in TC 3.3 the package is named org.apache.tomcat.facade2.2, and
> in TC 4.0 facades are not used at all so a different integration
> is needed.
> The current port works with TC 3.2. When the others get released,
> the integration code can be factored out into a very small, pluggable
> class.

Having it be integrated in is fine.

> 3) Package structure (for TC 3.2 version)
> In order to integrate with Tomcat's Context and ServletWrapper classes
> (for servlet loading and execution), the JSSI classes should be in
> org.apache.tomcat.* packages, and at least one of them must be in the
> org.apache.tomcat.facade package specifically. Keeping basically the
> original internal package structure but adjusted to Tomcat, I suggest
> the following packages:
> org.apache.tomcat.facade
> One class (ServletTagHandler)
> org.apache.tomcat.ssi
> Main classes
> org.apache.tomcat.ssi.util
> PositionReader
> If you're positive to this proposal, I'll approach PMC about the new
> subproject and try to get it set up ASAP.


Again, you don't need PMC approval because you already have it.


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