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From "Todd Orr (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (CXF-4891) Cannot set content-type header
Date Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:59:15 GMT
Todd Orr created CXF-4891:

             Summary: Cannot set content-type header
                 Key: CXF-4891
             Project: CXF
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: JAX-RS, Transports
    Affects Versions: 2.7.3, 2.6.2
            Reporter: Todd Orr

>From within an interceptor I am trying to alter the content-type simply to add a few parameters
to the response header. I have attempted multiple ways to do so, across several Phases.

Firstly, there are examples on the web of setting the header using Message.put(Message.CONTENT_TYPE,
"whatever"). This simply does not work. I then wrote the header using aMessage.put(Message.PROTOCOL_HEADERS,
arrayOfWhatever). This appears to work, but it's a lie. In the CXF response logging I see
what appears to be what I want:
ID: 18
Response-Code: 200
Content-Type: text/plain;charset=UTF-8;version=1.0.0-SNAPSHOT
Headers: {Expires=[-1], Cache-Control=[no-cache], Pragma=[no-cache], Content-Type=[text/plain],
Date=[Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:37:43 GMT]}
Payload: 1.0

However, this must be getting overwritten between this logging statement and my client because
the browser only displays text/plain. Thinking this was just a browser error I used Firfox
and curl, both resulted in the same value of text/plain being returned.

I have only been able to get the actual values changed by grabbing the HTTPServletResponse
using HttpServletResponse response = (HttpServletResponse) m.get(AbstractHTTPDestination.HTTP_RESPONSE);
and setting the content-type via response.setHeader(HttpHeaders.CONTENT_TYPE, contentType);.
However, this doesn't work right. First of all, it won't work if you attempt to write the
content type after MARSHAL because the stream has already been written to. And if you attempt
to write the value before MARSHAL, then when you attempt to pull the content-type from the
Message, you'll get a default content-type (I believe text/xml) value other than what the
body is. That is, if the content was marshalled to JSON, you will not get application/json
as expected.

I have been over this for two days. I have attempted to use JAXRS handlers with similar results.
I simply do not see a way to affect the headers as I need to.

I originally ran against 2.6.2, but was hoping that 2.7.3 corrected this. Unfortunately both
version exhibit this behavior.

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