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Tomcat example source code file (ExampleFilter.java)

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The Tomcat ExampleFilter.java source code

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package filters;

import java.io.IOException;
import javax.servlet.Filter;
import javax.servlet.FilterChain;
import javax.servlet.FilterConfig;
import javax.servlet.ServletException;
import javax.servlet.ServletRequest;
import javax.servlet.ServletResponse;

 * Example filter that can be attached to either an individual servlet
 * or to a URL pattern.  This filter performs the following functions:
 * <ul>
 * <li>Attaches itself as a request attribute, under the attribute name
 *     defined by the value of the <code>attribute initialization
 *     parameter.</li>
 * <li>Calculates the number of milliseconds required to perform the
 *     servlet processing required by this request, including any
 *     subsequently defined filters, and logs the result to the servlet
 *     context log for this application.
 * </ul>
 * @author Craig McClanahan
 * @version $Revision: 500674 $ $Date: 2007-01-28 00:15:00 +0100 (dim., 28 janv. 2007) $

public final class ExampleFilter implements Filter {

    // ----------------------------------------------------- Instance Variables

     * The request attribute name under which we store a reference to ourself.
    private String attribute = null;

     * The filter configuration object we are associated with.  If this value
     * is null, this filter instance is not currently configured.
    private FilterConfig filterConfig = null;

    // --------------------------------------------------------- Public Methods

     * Take this filter out of service.
    public void destroy() {

        this.attribute = null;
        this.filterConfig = null;


     * Time the processing that is performed by all subsequent filters in the
     * current filter stack, including the ultimately invoked servlet.
     * @param request The servlet request we are processing
     * @param result The servlet response we are creating
     * @param chain The filter chain we are processing
     * @exception IOException if an input/output error occurs
     * @exception ServletException if a servlet error occurs
    public void doFilter(ServletRequest request, ServletResponse response,
                         FilterChain chain)
	throws IOException, ServletException {

	// Store ourselves as a request attribute (if requested)
	if (attribute != null)
	    request.setAttribute(attribute, this);

	// Time and log the subsequent processing
	long startTime = System.currentTimeMillis();
        chain.doFilter(request, response);
	long stopTime = System.currentTimeMillis();
	    (this.toString() + ": " + (stopTime - startTime) +
	     " milliseconds");


     * Place this filter into service.
     * @param filterConfig The filter configuration object
    public void init(FilterConfig filterConfig) throws ServletException {

	this.filterConfig = filterConfig;
        this.attribute = filterConfig.getInitParameter("attribute");


     * Return a String representation of this object.
    public String toString() {

	if (filterConfig == null)
	    return ("InvokerFilter()");
	StringBuffer sb = new StringBuffer("InvokerFilter(");
	return (sb.toString());



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