New features in EE9 for Servlet-API 5.0?

Greg Wilkins

Dear ee spec group.

The servlet-api project is trying to come up with our project plan for our 5.0 and 5.1 releases.

The 5.0 release will be our javax->jakarta rename release and the key question we have is can we also put some new features into that release?  Or does it have to be exactly like 4.0, but with only the name changed?

There are some minor features that we really need to add to stay relevant to current browser and specifications.  A key example is sime-site cookie support as proposed in and the matching schema change

If changes like these cannot be in a 5.0, then we will need a 5.1 as soon as possible after 5.0.

I understand that have a pure renaming release would give some degrees of simplicity when porting,  but I'm not sure that helps much if soon afterwards we have to deal with demand for 5.1

Thus our question is - can we make some minimal additions to the API in 5.0 on the basis that they will be reviewed against the criteria of not hindering any automated porting tools of 4.0 to 5.0?


Greg Wilkins <gregw@...> CTO

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