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From Tim Funk <funk...@joedog.org>
Subject Re: Important information about jakarta-servletapi-*
Date Wed, 17 Dec 2003 18:09:20 GMT
Does this mean that any bug submitted with a criticism (or patch) against 
jakarta-servletapi-* can be marked as WONTFIX with a advisory for the 
requestor to notify servletapi-feedback@eng.sun.com or 
jsp-spec-comments@eng.sun.com ? (I know there is at least one bug in this 
category)

-Tim

Mark Roth wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> 
> I've seen a few requests to fix items in the jakarta-servletapi-* 
> workspaces and wanted to clear up any confusion there might be.
> 
> Changes to examples in these workspaces are fine.
> 
> However, ANY changes to the core APIs (including even simple javadocs 
> changes) CANNOT be done outside of the JCP process.  This applies to 
> both Servlet and JSP APIs.
> 
> To make any changes to these APIs, you must propose the change through 
> the spec aliases, which appear on the front covers of the corresponding 
> specifications:
> 
>     Servlet: servletapi-feedback@eng.sun.com
>     JSP:     jsp-spec-comments@eng.sun.com
> 
> Your change request will be considered by the specification leads and 
> potentially debated by the expert group.  Changes to the APIs can only 
> be done in a maintenance release of the specification, or in the next 
> revision of the specification.  The Servlet 2.4 and JSP 2.0 
> specifications have both been finalized for this release of Tomcat and 
> are very unlikely to change in any substantial way until the next release.
> 
> Please understand that Tomcat is only one of many containers that are 
> implementing the Servlet and JSP specifications, and the APIs must match 
> identically on all containers.
> 


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