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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
Posts: 3695

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).
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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