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From Jeff Turner <j...@socialchange.net.au>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] JSSI for Tomcat
Date Sun, 10 Dec 2000 21:32:11 GMT


--
God made the integers; all else is the work of Man.
		-- Kronecker

On Sun, 10 Dec 2000, Hans Bergsten wrote:

> cmanolache@yahoo.com wrote:
> > [...]
> > > 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.
> > 
> > +1  - but I would like more a "generic" name ( jakarta-jsse - java server
> > side extensions ). JSSI seems a small project and it may not be worth the
> > overhead of a top level modules.
> > 
> > That will reduce the pressure on tomcat for developing feature-isms and
> > non-standard extensions, and will keep it more focused on strict
> > implementation of the servlet API. The extensions could be developed
> > independent of tomcat, and maybe will be reused in other containers. As an
> > additional benefit, people will not confuse "extensions" with
> > "standards" :-)
> 
> That's a good idea, and jakarta-jsse is as good a name as any ;-)

If I may be the first to throw cold water on that name..  JSSE already
stands for Java Secure Socket Extension
(http://java.sun.com/products/jsse/), which is necessary for Tomcat's SSL
support. Just imagine the confusion..  ;)
 
[snip]

--Jeff

> Hans
> -- 
> Hans Bergsten		hans@gefionsoftware.com
> Gefion Software		http://www.gefionsoftware.com
> Author of JavaServer Pages (O'Reilly), http://TheJSPBook.com
> 


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