JEP proposed to target JDK 18: 408: Simple Web Server

Eric Bresie ebresie at
Sat Oct 9 14:12:38 UTC 2021

Given more emphasis on security in recent years, would https support be
worth including as well?  Or is this intentionally out of scope and adds
unwanted complexity to the “Simple Web Server” intent of the JEP?

Does this overlap/depend on changes to recent JEP-321 ( ) changes?

As an aspiring JDK committee/reviewer, I know I don’t yet meet the
“Committers or Reviewer” critters but was hoping the input is still valid.
If this is not the place to provide such input I would welcome know where
to do so..

Eric Bresie

On Thu, Oct 7, 2021 at 5:07 PM <mark.reinhold at> wrote:

> The following JEP is proposed to target JDK 18:
>   408: Simple Web Server
>   Summary: Provide a command-line tool to start a minimal web server
>   that serves static files in the current directory. This low-threshold
>   utility will be useful for prototyping, ad-hoc coding, and testing
>   purposes, particularly in educational contexts.
> Feedback on this proposal from JDK Project Committers and Reviewers [1]
> is more than welcome, as are reasoned objections.  If no such objections
> are raised by 23:59 UTC on Thursday, 14 October, or if they’re raised
> and then satisfactorily answered, then per the JEP 2.0 process proposal
> [2] I’ll target this JEP to JDK 18.
> - Mark
> [1]
> [2]
Eric Bresie
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