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From Sergey Beryozkin <>
Subject Re: Camel Transport and CXF : where to convert response Date headers
Date Thu, 20 Aug 2015 09:09:22 GMT

> I opened with a patch attached. The idea there is that Date headers
> coming out of CXF get converted to HTTP format Strings at the Camel
> to/from CXF integration level.
The link to [1]
was left out...

> I think there might be a bit of sensitivity associated with such a fix,
> as one can imagine a non-HTTP consumer that links to CXF via Camel
> Transport. I.e, the question is what if, when a CXF response header
> contains a Date instance, the default Date.toString() is desired ?
> I think it is somewhat unlikely however, assuming the patch [1] gets
> accepted, the following options are available to CXF services which are
> linked to with Camel Transport:
> - do Date.toString() at the CXF level - the simplest option
> - the patch [1] introduces a Camel exchange property that would let Date
> headers propagated unchanged back to Camel
> I think this is reasonable and covers all the variations.
> However if someone thinks this is not perfect then the alternative is to
> drop [1] but re-implement a similar solution at DefaultHttpBinding level:
> - if it is a response header with a Date value then convert it inside
> DefaultHttpBinding to the HTTP friendly format - it is difficult to
> imagine why a non-HTTP format would be required at the point of
> returning Dates to the external HTTP clients.
> - Add the option to let users delegate Date to String conversions to
> Camel to the type converters if really needed
> To summarize I think a patch at [1] offers a flexible solution for users
> doing a Camel CXF integration with Camel transport.
> If it is not accepted then I can do a patch against DefaultHttpBinding
> as suggested above - perhaps that can be useful to non-CXF users too
> Let me know please
> Sergey
> [1]

Sergey Beryozkin

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