[jax-rs-spec users] [jsr339-experts] Re: Re: MVC

From: Bill Burke <>
Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2014 08:32:16 -0400

So far I just have little things that I've run into over the past year:

* Basic Auth support in the client API
* Allow ContainerRequestContext and ContainerResponseContext to be
injectable via @Context.
* add method for obtaining client IP address to ContainerRequestContext
* Injectable ContainerRequestContext allows properties to be viewed/set
in JAX-RS methods
* Injectable ContainerResponseContext allows Locators to add things like
cookies to the response.
* Some standard way of doing a forward like in Servlet spec.
* Allow filters to be bindable via a @Path expression.
* @Context should work directly with application class. i.e. you should
be able to inject

class MyApplication extends Application {}


@Context MyApplication app;

On 6/2/2014 6:58 AM, Marek Potociar wrote:
> Hi Bill,
> Now we already do know a few things that you do not like to see in I would however also would like to know what are the things that you would like to see in
> Cheers,
> Marek
> On 30 May 2014, at 21:11, Bill Burke <> wrote:
>> On 5/23/2014 4:36 AM, Sergey Beryozkin wrote:
>>> Hi
>>> On 22/05/14 22:05, Santiago Pericas-Geertsen wrote:
>>>> Dear Experts,
>>>> As you may have seen in the Java EE 8 survey, there was significant
>>>> interest in adding an MVC framework to the platform in EE 8. After
>>>> some analysis, we are convinced that the best place for this work is
>>>> in In fact, as many of you may recall, this was on our
>>>> list for JAX-RS 2.0 but we've never got a chance to discuss it in any
>>>> detail.
>>>> I'm aware of some discussion in the JSF alias in relation to MVC in
>>>> general, and its support as part of JAX-RS in particular. I plan to
>>>> send an e-mail to the JSF alias as a way to establish a liaison
>>>> between the two groups. I believe their expertise would be of great
>>>> value for us and will help us design a framework that addresses the
>>>> requirements of the EE community.
>>> Look forward to JAX-RS supporting MVC and SSE. As far as the future
>>> JAX-RS MVC is concerned, I hope it will not only target EE users though
>>> :-). i.e, it would work even if no JSF is available, but of course the
>>> input from JSF experts will be of great interest.
>>> Using Jersey MVC as a template would be a nice start IMHO, we have a
>>> less involved support for it, but I think it is close enough to the way
>>> Jersey does it in some cases.
>> I am 100% against MVC in JAX-RS. Are we really going to introduce a legacy and now defunct pattern to JAX-RS? The trend and future is Angular JS or GWT apps with simple RESTful back ends.
>> This is wrong guys. You will regret adding and it will end up on the long list of Java EE features that nobody uses and bloat we'll have to support.
>> SSE and now MVC, I'm really disappointed in the direction of JAX-RS.
>> --
>> Bill Burke
>> JBoss, a division of Red Hat

Bill Burke
JBoss, a division of Red Hat