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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.


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