[JAVASERVERFACES_SPEC_PUBLIC-1264] allow use of Servlet init parameter Created: 10/Jan/14  Updated: 13/Aug/14

Status: Open
Project: javaserverfaces-spec-public
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Type: Improvement Priority: Minor
Reporter: Hanspeter Duennenberger Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0
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Sometimes it is useful to configure multiple FacesServlet instances with some common and some distinct configuration.
Currently this is not possible - ExternalContext.getInitParameter(name) only provides access to ServletContext init parameters, but not to ServletConfig init parameters.

web.xml allows <context-param>s within <web-app> but also also <init-param>s within <servlet>.
The current ExternalContext interface provides no access to Servlet init-params. It would also be problematic to expose Servlet-init-param explicitly since Portlet API would not match.

A simple solution though would be that ExternalContext.getInitParameter(name) would first consult the Servlet <init-param> and second the web-app <context-param>s.
It would then also make sense to cache the so resolved parameters on FacesContext to optimize multiple access to the same init-parameter.

This proposal most likely affects the SPEC - if accepted create a SPEC issue as well.


Comment by Manfred Riem [ 06/Feb/14 ]

As this indeed has a major specification impact it has been moved to the spec issue tracker

Comment by Ed Burns [ 01/Aug/14 ]

Set priority to baseline ahead of JSF 2.3 triage. Priorities will be assigned accurately after this exercise.

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