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From Kevan Miller <>
Subject Re: HTTPServlet.doOptions not called
Date Wed, 06 Jul 2011 13:16:34 GMT

On Jun 29, 2011, at 6:21 PM, jeromeernestgarcia wrote:

> We have a web page that uses the Dojo toolkit which issues a OPTIONS request
> prior to a GET. The javascript is sending these requests to a Java
> HTTPServlet instance managed by Geronimo. The OPTIONS request fails because
> the server responds with a "302 Moved Temporarily" response. 
> I have overridden the doOptions method in my HTTPServlet subclass but that
> never gets called. Since that failed, I added an override of
> service(ServletRequest req, ServletResponse res) and set breakpoints all the
> way down to Http11ConnectionHandler trying to find out where the OPTIONS
> method is being blocked. It seems like it never get in.

Which distribution (Jetty/Tomcat) and version of Geronimo are you using?

What does your web.xml/geronimo-web.xml contain?

> I also tried to do some telnet experiments:
> telnet localhost 8080
> host: localhost
> This gives a good response
> telnet localhost 8080
> OPTIONS /demandResponse HTTP/1.1
> Host: localhost:8080
> This returns "HTTP/1.1 302 Moved Temporarily"

What is the redirect address? 

> telnet localhost 8080
> GET /demandResponse HTTP/1.1
> Host: localhost:8080
> This returns "HTTP/1.1 302 Moved Temporarily"
> Copying the URL for the GET request into a browser and sending the request
> results in the correct call to the HTTPServlet.doGet method.
> Can anyone explain why this happens and what I need to do to get the
> HTTPServlet.doOptions method called?

Well, your browser is handling the redirect, automatically. Telnet, is not... ;-)


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