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does WIcketFilter process subclasses of HttpServlet ?

Grace Green
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IN the API for WicketFIlter, we read:
"The advantage of a filter is that, unlike a servlet, it can choose not to process the request and let whatever is next in chain try. So when using a Wicket filter and a request comes in for foo.gif the filter can choose not to process it because it knows it is not a wicket-related request. Since the filter didn't process it, it falls on to the application server to try, and then it works."

I have adopted Wicket recently to upgrade an old application where most of the classes are still subclasses of HttpServlet.
I think the wicket filter does not process classes that extend HttpServlet, but only those that extend Wicket WebPage, etc.



Could anyone confirm ?





Ulf Dittmer
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Filters do not process classes, they process requests to URLs. Which ones those are depends on how they are mapped in the web.xml file.
Grace Green
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"This filter can be used to make the Wicket WebSession instances available to non-wicket servlets. "
http://wicket.apache.org/apidocs/1.4/org/apache/wicket/protocol/http/servlet/WicketSessionFilter.html

 
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