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Thursday, April 10, 2008

A Servlet Filter For Easier Debugging

I whipped up this quick Java Servlet Filter (javax.servlet.Filter) to aid in development and debugging. This simply dumps all the HTTP request attributes and parameters and Session attributes to the log. Like any other Servlet filter, it can be chained with other filters like the timing filter, GZIP filter, etc.

This isn't meant to be a tutorial on Servlet filters, I am assuming you either know (or know how to figure out) what filters are, and how to tie them into your application in the web.xml descriptor.

I "printed" the source into a PDF to keep the formatting in tact. Here is the link, or if your PDF plugin is working, it should appear in an iframe below....

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