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From "Tracy Boehrer" <>
Subject RE: [httpclient] URL encoding
Date Wed, 28 May 2003 04:46:39 GMT
OK.  I just tried the source drop for 5/27 and it seems to work just fine.  Just to make sure
I wasn't crazy, I retried the 5/22 drop and still had the same problem.
Just out of curiosity, what is the rational for requiring the caller to encode a URL (as opposed
to HttpClient encoding it for them)?
Thanks for your help...

	-----Original Message----- 
	From: Adrian Sutton [] 
	Sent: Tue 5/27/2003 6:18 PM 
	To: 'Jakarta Commons Users List' 
	Subject: RE: [httpclient] URL encoding

	Hi Tracy, 
	There is something very strange going on here, I don't think you're using 
	the HttpClient you think you are.  When you first posted, I used code almost 
	identical to what you're using to test it and had no problems.  I've just 
	tested again with what will become 2.0-beta1 when the release manager gets 
	back and there is still no problem using the code you posted. 

	Where are you seeing the doubly escaped URL come out?  I'm looking at the 
	wire trace to see exactly what is sent to the server and it's sent to the 
	server exactly how I passed it into the GetMethod.  Can you provide the wire 
	trace of your attempts?  Instructions for doing so can be found at 

	I must admit the getEscapedURI() and getEscapedQuery() calls look pretty 
	suspicious, but unless I can reproduce the problem I can't be sure enough 
	that they should really be changed - there's some strange stuff that happens 
	in the URI classes at times and I don't understand it all. :) 

	Adrian Sutton, Software Engineer 
	Ephox Corporation 

	-----Original Message----- 
	From: Tracy Boehrer [] 
	Sent: Tuesday, 27 May 2003 11:54 PM 
	To: Jakarta Commons Users List 
	Subject: RE: [httpclient] URL encoding 


	        import java.util.*; 

	        import org.apache.commons.httpclient.*; 
	        import org.apache.commons.httpclient.methods.*; 

	        public class MyGetContents 
	                public static void main(String args[]) throws 
	                                HttpClient client = new HttpClient(); 
	                                GetMethod gm = new GetMethod( 
	"http://mail2:80/exchange/tboehrer/Inbox/RE: Test Message.EML" ); 
	                                client.executeMethod( gm ); 
	                        catch( Exception e ) 
	                                System.out.println( e ); 

	Since I don't have the URL esaped, I get the following exception: 

	java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Invalid uri 
	'http://mail2:80/exchange/tboehrer/Inbox/RE: Test Message.EML': escaped 
	absolute path not valid 

	If I escape the URL to be: 
	http://mail2:80/exchange/tboehrer/Inbox/RE:%20Test%20Message.EML, then after 
	"parsedURI.getEscapedPath()" (below), the resultant URL is 

	Just so that I could move on, I changed "parsedURI.getEscapedPath()" to 
	"parsedURI.getPath()" and it seems to work fine. 

	-----Original Message----- 
	From: Adrian Sutton [] 
	Sent: Sunday, May 25, 2003 5:55 PM 
	To: 'Jakarta Commons Users List' 
	Subject: RE: [httpclient] URL encoding 

	Hi Tracy, 
	HttpClient should take only fully encoded URIs so the behaviour you describe 
	would be a bug, however I can't reproduce the problem.  Could you please 
	send through a simple test case showing the problem or at least the source 
	code you're using that experiences the problem? 

	Thanks in advance, 

	Adrian Sutton, Software Engineer 
	Ephox Corporation 

	-----Original Message----- 
	From: Tracy Boehrer [] 
	Sent: Saturday, 24 May 2003 12:04 AM 
	Subject: [httpclient] URL encoding 

	Using the nightly source drop for 5/22, I am a bit confused as to what is 
	required of a URL when constructing a HttpMethodBase.  If I supply an 
	unescaped URL (that requires it), an exception is thrown.  If I escape the 
	URL, then this class will escape it again at around line 277: 

	            // set the path, defaulting to root 
	                parsedURI.getPath() == null 
	                ? "/" 
	                : parsedURI.getEscapedPath() 

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