I think I saw some posts about this very idea somewhere else, but can't find the reference. If anyone has seen previous info, and has the link, I'd love to see what the history is.
Has there been work done to reduce the amount of filters specified in the web.xml? I'd love to see just one filter, ie AcegiMasterFilter, which simply delegates to all other filters. We define the AcegiMasterFilter once in the web.xml, and it gets its config from the ApplicationContext.
Before I go create this (simple) piece of code, I'll wait to see if Ben has already done this.