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From "Danny Angus" <da...@apache.org>
Subject RE: Mailet Logging ==> Jakarta Commons (org.apache.commons.logging)
Date Tue, 01 Oct 2002 12:49:18 GMT
> Almost no application's primary concern is logging.  James has exactly the
> same concern with logging that other server applications, such as
> Apache and
> Tomcat, have: the need to record information about the application's
> operation.  Providing an API is not the same as providing a mechanism.
> Adopting the Jakarta Commons Logging API would be one way to provide a
> standard contract without specifying the runtime mechanism.  But
> log(String)
> and log(String, Exception) are insufficient.

And yet Tomcat and the servlet API you quote provide only for log(String)
leaving any more sophisticated logging requirement to the discretion of
servlet writers.

d.





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