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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: local test server (Was: Re: [jira] Commented: (HARMONY-71) java.net.URLConnection.setUseCaches throws unspecified IllegalAccessError)
Date Fri, 03 Mar 2006 12:10:15 GMT


Stepan Mishura wrote:
> Tim, George, I'd like to resume this topic

Thanks for posting to the dev list :)

> 
>> There is no way to force a server to send you a chunked response using
>> regular HTTP headers, so in this case the server and client have an
>> understanding that when the client asks for a particular resource the
>> server will send it back in chunks.
>>
> 
> I've created a small local server that just demonstrates common approach
> only. The idea is the next: a simple local server provides a way for a unit
> test to configure a server's response (also it may be improved to save a
> request message to be check by a unit test):
>               ---invoke--->            ---request--->
> A unit tests            tested API             a local server instance
>     |         <---result---            <---response---   ^
>     |                                                              |
>      -------------------configure server--------------------
> 
> I believe this approach may be applied for most of cases and allow us to
> eliminate dependency on an external server.

And give us tight control to be able to mimic misbehavior on the server 
side to be sure that the library behaves correctly.

> 
> I've created JIRA (see Harmony-164) and attached a file with local server
> and 2 JUnit test cases (one of them sends a chunked response, please note
> there is no server's code specific for a selected test). Could you please
> review the code and let me know what you think?

I took a quick look, and while I really am convinced that our own 
framework is necessary for all sorts of reasons I and others have listed 
already, I do wonder if we could simply do better via using jetty or 
tomcat in some way?

geir


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