I saw the TOC of your book at http://coreservlets.com. I was surprised to see that there was no mentioning of Servlet filters! I feel that it is the the most ignored feature, though they are quite efficient for many tasks. Are you planning to cover filters in the second volume? [ November 11, 2003: Message edited by: Mani Ram ]
Are you planning to cover filters in the second volume?
Yes. The book came to somewhere around 2000 pages, and it was simply not possible to keep it in a single volume or to trim it down without being so brief on some topics as to be useless. So, I tried to put technologies that virtually every project uses in Volume I, and other important but less-widely-used technologies in Volume II. Empirically, people just do not use filters as much as the things covered in Volume I. That being said, I like filters a lot. And they are covered in my existing "More Servlets and JSP" book (see http://www.moreservlets.com/). In fact, that entire chapter is freely available online in PDF. Read it at http://developer.java.sun.com/developer/Books/javaserverpages/servlets_javaserver/servlets_javaserver09.pdf. Cheers- - Marty