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From Rick McGuire <>
Subject Re: [AsyncHttpClient] handling user-supplied request body (and content type)
Date Tue, 12 Feb 2008 19:12:16 GMT
Sangjin Lee wrote:
> While looking at an issue related with a form post (GERONIMO-3839), I 
> found an even more glaring issue.  Namely, any caller-supplied request 
> body is ignored by HttpRequestEncoder.  For example, you may want to 
> do a simple file upload using an octet stream.  One can set the 
> content using HttpMessage.addContent(byte[]).
I sort of wondered about that hard-coded content type when I was working 
on the header changes.  I'm glad it bothered somebody else enough to 


> However, HttpRequestEncoder makes a specific assumption that all post 
> requests are form posts.  Therefore, it ignores any message body, and 
> simply encodes the form into the body.  We need to be able to handle 
> this properly.  I'll file a bug shortly...
> Thanks,
> Sangjin

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