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From Christopher Schultz <ch...@christopherschultz.net>
Subject Re: Should Tomcat continue to support SSI?
Date Wed, 07 Jun 2017 14:51:17 GMT
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Mark,

On 6/7/17 4:58 AM, Mark Thomas wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> One of the topics of discussion at TomcatCon was the features that
> have been removed in Tomcat 9 / could be removed in future Tomcat
> versions. One of those features was support for Server Side
> Includes.
> 
> The last meaningful change to the SSI code was ~4 years ago to fix
> this bug against Tomcat 7: 
> https://bz.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=55176
> 
> There are several possible reasons for the lack of changes to this
> code. It could be that the SSI code is stable and folks are using
> it without issue. It could also be that no-one is using the code at
> all. If it is the latter, then in makes sense to remove it in
> Tomcat 9.
> 
> So, is anyone using SSI?

What about separating SSI out into a separate (sub?) project and
removing it from Tomcat core?

That way, a standard installation would no longer ship with it, but
users could add it if they wanted to.

It appears that everything is already well-encapsulated and the
filter/servlet could be moved to a separate (distribution) package.

- -chris
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