Bug 10196

Summary: final methods hindering extensibility
Product: Taglibs Reporter: Nikhil Gupte <nikhilgupte>
Component: DateTime TaglibAssignee: Tomcat Developers Mailing List <dev>
Status: CLOSED INVALID    
Severity: normal    
Priority: P3    
Version: 1.0   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: Other   
OS: other   

Description Nikhil Gupte 2002-06-24 21:07:37 UTC
I was browsing the file - 
$Header:
/home/cvspublic/jakarta-taglibs/datetime/src/org/apache/taglibs/datetime/FormatTag.java,v
1.11 2002/04/06 18:10:51 glenn Exp $

and noticed that doStartTag() and doAfterBody() were final. I needed to
customize this class but couldn't cos those methods were declared as final. I
feel if this wern't the case, the lib would be more useful.

Regards,
Nikhil Gupte
Comment 1 Glenn Nielsen 2002-11-10 16:27:24 UTC
The code is designed as a finished tag library, not as an API for reuse.
This won't be changed.  If you have specific features you would
like to see please submit a request (with a patch to implement
the new features if possible).