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Re: multiget reports Re: Thoughts on relation to WebDAV

From: Jack Cleaver <jack@jackpot.uk.net>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 19:43:43 +0100
Message-ID: <483DA7DF.6010807@jackpot.uk.net>
To: WebDAV <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>

Julian Reschke wrote:
> Jack Cleaver wrote:
>> ... I found both Tomcat's and Jetty's HTTP stack to be unsuitable
>> as a basis for building a DAV stack. Certainly it *should* be as
>> you suggest; but these programs weren't designed with this kind of
>> extension in mind. Really, it is much easier to throw it all away
>> and start again.
>> Jetty is much better than Tomcat in this respect; but even Jetty
>> has some limitations. This isn't really criticism; designing
>> software to be extensible without having much of a clue what
>> extensions people are going to try and build is very difficult. ...
> Out of curiosity: what kinds of problems did you experience?

As I recall, I couldn't override the built-in Tomcat HTTP method
handlers without overriding the HTTP servlet itself.

This was over a year ago, and I haven't touched the code for a while.

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