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Re: multiget reports Re: Thoughts on relation to WebDAV

From: Werner Donné <werner.donne@re.be>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 21:01:20 +0200
To: Jack Cleaver <jack@jackpot.uk.net>
Message-Id: <F3FC59CD-8C22-4229-977E-1B7E93527376@re.be>
Cc: WebDAV <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>

Indeed, you have to override the HttpServlet class in order to
deal with the new methods, but I fail to see why that should be
a problem. My concerns regarding an application server are:

- that it complies with RFC 2616;
- that it complies with the relevant J2EE specifications;
- that it provides a robust infrastructure.


On 28 May 2008, at 20:43, Jack Cleaver wrote:

> 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.
> -- 
> Jack.

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