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RequestInterceptor in Tomcat 5

Alton Hernandez
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Joined: May 30, 2003
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I am using Tomcat 5 but I am using a JSP book written when there is only Tomcat 3. One of the examples of this book uses the RequestInterceptor which reference the class org.apache.tomcat.request.SimpleRealm. Looking at Tomcat 5 documentations, I cannot seem to locate any reference to RequestInterceptor. So my questions now are: does RequestIntereceptor still exists in Tomcat 5 ? If not, what is its replacement?
Mike Curwen
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Joined: Feb 20, 2001
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It might have been replaced in Tomcat 4x and 5 with the Valve.

However, even Tomcat developers would tell you that the newest, and most portable way to do 'request interception' is with Filters. (part of the Servlet 2.3 spec).
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