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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 22:57:31 GMT

"Karr, David" <David.Karr@wamu.net> wrote in message
news:0C260F619E428642BFA6380177C3ADF3263E16@exmsea005.us.wamu.net...
> I saw that, but I figured being a dev list, basic dummy questions should
> go elsewhere.  Why isn't there a "commons-httpclient-user" list yet?

I don't really know, but I see you've asked on that list. ;-)

--
Martin Cooper


>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Martin Cooper [mailto:martinc@apache.org]
> >
> > 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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