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From Tom Cleghorn <>
Subject Re: How to set content type in "get" task?
Date Thu, 17 Mar 2016 10:48:14 GMT
We've found the missing-link tasks to be really helpful - doesn't appear
to be under active development any more though. points to a dead Google Code repo
now, but a recent comment from the developer points to

On 17/03/2016 06:43, Scot P. Floess wrote:
> I've kept your email in my inbox wanting to see if I could help.
> Now that I'm trying - I'm surprised you can't specify the
> Content-Type.  I do a fair bit of REST work so I absolutely understand
> your desire for this functionality.  I found ant-contrib has a post
> task but that won't help you.
> Might be worth submitting a feature request or write something in a
> scripting language (my go-to is usually Beanshell).  However maybe
> Javascript?  Essentially put a script-def in place in your ant script.
> There maybe better solutions but I noted nobody responded to date - so
> thought I'd give my $0.02.
> Probably pretty easy to add this via a script-def...let me know if it
> doesn't make sense or you are curious...
> On Wed, 16 Mar 2016, Al Le wrote:
>> Hello,
>> in our ant script, we use the "get" task to fetch some data from the
>> server via HTTP GET. The server interprets the 'Content-Type' header
>> of the request and delivers the response in the appropriate format
>> (html/xml/json).
>> We'd like to have the result as XML and hence would need to set the
>> content type header of the HTTP request.
>> Is this possible using the standard get task? If yes, how?
>> I've only found the 'useragent' attribute in the task but no means to
>> set some other HTTP headers.
>> Thanks!
>> AL
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