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From Adrian Sutton <>
Subject RE: [HttpClient] sample code for form post
Date Thu, 20 Mar 2003 23:41:18 GMT
You should never be getting a 100 continue response from HttpClient - we
should ignore it for you.  This sounds like a bug that was recently fixed in
CVS.  Could you try grabbing the latest nightly build and seeing if the
problem still exists with that?  If not there are some troubleshooting tips
at - if
you could run through those and send through whatever information you find
out it would be good.  Also, providing a wire trace would help a lot as well
- instructions are at

Let me know how it goes...

Adrian Sutton, Software Engineer
Ephox Corporation

-----Original Message-----
From: Donie Kelly []
Sent: Friday, 21 March 2003 4:28 AM
To: 'Jakarta Commons Users List'
Subject: RE: [HttpClient] sample code for form post

Try reading the response again when you get 100 continue. This is not the
final response from the server, it just means that you can continue. Some
servers always send this response no matter what happens. You need to ignore


-----Original Message-----
From: Greg Dunn []
Sent: 20 March 2003 18:14
To: Jakarta Commons Users List
Subject: RE: [HttpClient] sample code for form post

I need to post a set of form values to an authorization service.  I couldn't
locate any example code that does this, does anyone know where I could find

My initial attempts have been thwarted by the server's returning an HTTP
100 - Continue response.

This is the relevant part of what I have via trial and much error:

try {
    HttpClient client = new HttpClient();

    PostMethod post = new PostMethod(paymentServerURL);

    // Add the form values
    NameValuePair[] data = {
        new NameValuePair("x_First_Name", x_First_Name),
        new NameValuePair("x_Last_Name", x_Last_Name),
        new NameValuePair("x_Card_Num", x_Card_Num),
        new NameValuePair("x_Exp_Date", x_Exp_Date)


    try {
        responseContent = post.getResponseBodyAsString();
    } catch (NullPointerException e) {
        // do graceful stuff

    responseCode = post.getStatusCode();
    responseMess = post.getStatusText();

    if (responseCode != 200) {
        // do graceful stuff


} catch (MoreExceptions me) {
    // do graceful stuff


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