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From Martin Cooper <mart...@apache.org>
Subject RE: [httpclient] Process for posting request parameters through authenticated proxy
Date Fri, 02 May 2003 19:33:49 GMT
David,

HttpClient has its own mailing list now, which is pretty active:

commons-httpclient-dev@jakarta.pache.org

--
Martin Cooper


On Fri, 2 May 2003, Karr, David wrote:

> I guess I've figured this out.  Creating an array of NameValuePair
> objects and sending that array to PostMethod.setRequestBody() appears to
> be the way to do this.  My site is still giving me an error, but I think
> it's gotten past reading the posted request parameters.
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Karr, David
> >
> > I'm trying to massage the "CustomHttpConnection" example to fit my
> > situation, which is that I'm trying to POST to a https page through an
> > authenticated proxy, sending some request parameters, and then read
> the
> > response.
> >
> > I appear to have dealt with the proxy and basic connection issues, but
> > I'm having trouble figuring out how I'm supposed to send request
> > parameters.
> >
> > When I connect without trying to send parameters, I'm able to read a
> > response from the site that indicates I need to set particular
> > parameters.  So, I then tried calling "method.setQueryString()",
> passing
> > my ampersand-separated parameters.  I didn't bother encoding them,
> > because I'm just sending dummy values of simple alpha strings.
> >
> > Unfortunately, the response is exactly the same, making it seem as if
> > the request parameters were not sent (or they were sent in a form that
> > the destination servlet didn't grok, and didn't complain about).
> >
> > I also tried calling "getRequestOutputStream()", and writing my
> > parameters directly to that stream, but that fails, saying the
> > connection is not open.
>
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