What are the examples of Chain of Responsibility design pattern in JDK?

In JDK there are many places where Chain of Responsibility design pattern is used. Some of these are as follows:

  • java.util.logging.Logger.log(): In this case Logger class provides multiple variations of log() method that can take the responsibility of logging from client in different scenarios. The client has to just call the appropriate log() method and Logger will take care of these commands.
  • javax.servlet.Filter.doFilter(): In the Filter class, the Container calls the doFilter method when a request/response pair is passed through the chain. With filter the request reaches to the appropriate resource at the end of the chain. We can pass FilterChain in doFilter() method to allow the Filter to pass on the request and response to the next level in the chain.
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