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From Adrian Sutton <>
Subject RE: [HttpClient] setFollowRedirects(true) on PostMethod
Date Tue, 26 Aug 2003 22:59:25 GMT
Hi Sean,
This last statement makes me think you're barking up the wrong tree.
Originally the conversation was about redirecting POST methods (which you
can do very easily without changing HttpClient), however your real problem
seems to be that there's something going wrong with a POST request and it's
showing up as a redirection issue.  If it makes no sense that httpclient
think a redirect is happening then there is a bug somewhere (either in
HttpClient, the server or your app) which is very likely to come back and
bite you if you don't solve it now.

What I would suggest is that you provide a wire log so we can determine why
HttpClient thinks a redirect is required and exactly what the server is
sending back etc.  Instructions are at  Once we have that
we can take a look into what the real cause of the problem is a likely
suggest a better solution than hacking away at HttpClient.


Adrian Sutton, Software Engineer
Ephox Corporation 

-----Original Message-----
From: Sean W. Ferguson []
Sent: Wednesday, 27 August 2003 7:10 AM
To: Jakarta Commons Users List
Subject: Re: [HttpClient] setFollowRedirects(true) on PostMethod

Well, I am doing a post to a servlet that just writes back data on the
  No redirects or anything, and that exception gets thrown.  I'd prefer not
have to modify the httpclient code, but it makes no sense to me that it
thinks a 
redirect is happening.

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