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JIRA components (categories)
The JIRA for Servlet Spec, https://java.net/jira/browse/SERVLET_SPEC/ has this unfortunate text on its admin page, "This project does not use any components." It would be really helpful to have some categories to help us work with issues. The easiest way to contribute to this work is to add the suggested list of components as a comment to this (uncategorized) JIRA issue: SERVLET_SPEC-121.
Please see the discussion at the users list for more background, but basically this task is to create some text that would be used in the Servlet spec section 13.6 to explain the pros and cons of creating sessions for doing authentication rather than authenticating on every request. The easiest way to submit the work is to just respond to the thread with the proposed text.
Complete list of references to threading and async in the Servlet spec (javadoc and PDF)
One important issue for Servlet 4.0 is cleaning up any ambiguities regarding async support and thread safety. This is a cross cutting concern. I would welcome scrutiny to make sure the problem is looked at from every angle across the entirety of the spec.