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From Guy Katz <gk...@allot.com>
Subject [HTTPClient] warn long message about buffering
Date Wed, 27 Oct 2004 09:57:38 GMT
hi;
i just upgraded to http client 2.0.2.
i noticed that i keep getting the following log message:

"2004-10-26 22:36:18 [http8080-Processor25] WARN
commons.httpclient.HttpMethodBa
se  - Going to buffer response body of large or unknown size. Using
getResponseA
sStream instead is recommended."

my usage of HTTP Client is for screen scrapping. i read the HTML of a page
from a URL as is and parse it to find the data i need.
i am using the getAsString method of the Http client API. this message
appears only for the new version.

i was wondering if someone could shed light about this.
should i really use the get as stream instead? is there a performance
benefit when using the getAsStream over the more convenient getAsString?
also, the message is pretty annoying cause i use thew screen scapping all
the time, i am not sure that it should be there. if its a matter of best
practice than maybe the mesage should not be logged at all.

thanks in advance.

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