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From "Michael Macaluso (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (FILEUPLOAD-130) Add ability to get any header from the FileItem and FileItemStream interfaces
Date Tue, 27 Mar 2007 18:07:32 GMT


Michael Macaluso commented on FILEUPLOAD-130:

A couple of comments:

1) I don't think this patch file was complete because it affected things outside of CVS. 
Just to clarify, I think you also renamed to,
removed, removed and removed

2) This patch removes an ability for a subclass to override the FileItemHeaders implementation.
 I am assuming that is why the MutableFileItemHeaders concepts was dropped.  This is a minor
point, but in general, we find more flexibility when things can be overridden without copying
the logic.  Possibly adding a protected "factory" method for returning a new FileItemHeadersImpl
in might accomplish this task. Additionally, we may want to move the FileItemHeadersImpl
class to a protected static class within FileUploadBase.

3) Since FileItemStream is only, and can only be, implemented within this package, we should
sub-type FileItemStream from FileItemHeaderSupport, or add the getHeaders() method to the
interface itself.  This will mean that packages that use the streaming interface will automatically
get the ability to process the headers.

4) The utils\ class greatly simplified code (both for end-users and internal code)
by removing/centralizing the instanceof and casting operations.  You could argue against this
(especially if #3 is implemented), but it might support adoption.


> Add ability to get any header from the FileItem and FileItemStream interfaces
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: FILEUPLOAD-130
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons FileUpload
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 1.2
>            Reporter: Michael Macaluso
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: FILEUPLOAD-130.patch, FileUpload-130_1.patch, FileUpload-130_2.patch
> The FileItem and FileItemStream interfaces should have a way to return back any header
that was encountered during the header parsing for an "Item".  Currently, from the FileItemStatus
you can only get information from the 2 pre-defined headers "Content-Type" and "Content-Disposition"
(Sort-of because the header can not be accessed raw).  Other than the interface changes (including
the change to pass them along in the FileItemFactory interface), it appears that all changes
can be made within the file. (as of 1.2) has
the headers, but the call to create the FileItemStreamImpl on lines 877 and 887 do not include
the headers map.  Further, the parseRequest method uses the FileItemStream interface to build
the FileItem, so you should always have the headers in question.
> The reason for this request is that we have an application that is sending per-part headers
(not precluded by the specs as far as we know of) to provide more information than name and
content-type and using the FileUpload project means that we can no longer find out those header
> [Also, not completely sure, but I believe FileUploadBase.createItem(Map, boolean) on
line 480 is not referenced anymore in this project.]

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