I have not received any feedback so far, so I assume that there is at least
nobody strongly against this feature. Maybe I can sketch what I would like to
implement and ask some questions about implementation details.
I would create an interface (CamelCookieHandler and two implementation classes
InstanceCookieHandler and ExchangeCookieHandler. The former keeps the cookie
store with its instance, the latter stores them with the Exchange.
Furthermore I would extend some HTTP based producer endpoints with a parameter
allowing to set one of these cookie handlers.
1. The interface goes to package org.apache.camel. Where do the implementation
classes go? org.apache.camel.impl? Someone building a Camel route is supposed
to instantiate these classes.
2. Where do I document the general concept behind this? It's obviously cross
component, so adding it to the component documentation does not make too much
sense. Is the Javadoc for the interface and the implementation classes
sufficient or should I add a Wiki page somewhere else?
3. I would add support for this to the camel-ahc, camel-cxf, and camel-http4
component. Is the camel-http component still alive? Does it make sense to add
it to other components I overlooked?