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From Gary Gregory <>
Subject RE: Commons - FileUpload - DefaultFileItem
Date Thu, 04 Dec 2003 17:10:35 GMT
FYI, the VFS sandbox project supports ZIP files. Have you considered using
it? Here (work) we are considering using it.

VFS seems stable from my use, I am wondering what it would take to graduate
this project?


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> Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2003 07:38
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> Subject: Commons - FileUpload - DefaultFileItem
> I just finished writing a class that is almost identical (via cut-n-paste)
> to the DefaultFileItem class except that it supports ZIP/GZIP files (and
> automatically unzips them on the fly).  This allows our web application to
> put the unzipped files in a directory for processing by another
> application
> without going through an additional step to unzip them after they are
> received.
> My question is: Does anyone know why the constructor for this class is
> package scope, instead of protected? My reason for asking is that if you
> could inherit from this, you could make customized file handlers based on
> the content type and simply override/extend whichever methods seemed
> appropriate.  In my case, I would only need to override the write()
> method.
> With the way the class is now, you can't inherit it from it because it
> doesn't have a public or protected constructor.
> I don't want to add my code in to the org.apache.commons.fileupload
> package
> since I would like to leave this code alone and in its own .jar.
> TIA for any help or opinions.
> -Eric
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