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From "Mike Curwen" <>
Subject RE: How to protect static HTML's
Date Wed, 25 Jun 2003 17:57:46 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Shapira, Yoav [] 
> Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2003 12:53 PM
> To: Tomcat Users List
> Subject: RE: How to protect static HTML's
> Howdy,
> >(2) Use filters.  All filters set for a particular request are run
> *once*
> >on an incoming request.  If you do a 
> RequestDispatcher.forward(), the 
> >filters will not be run again -- and you won't have recursion.
> I wouldn't suggest that option, as it may break when the 
> Servlet Specification v2.4 will be different.  Filters will 
> run on the same request through RequestDispatcher.forward.

Only when you specify that they are to be run that way.  You can specify
that they only be run on incoming requests, on forwards or on includes
(and any combination of those). There are constants for these, but I
forget what they are. 

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