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From Ortwin Gl├╝ck <ortwin.glu...@nose.ch>
Subject Re: My need for a Grab-bag of Bits
Date Mon, 21 Jul 2003 11:48:51 GMT
Mike Moran wrote:
> - Redirects. I need to follow redirects, but only up to a limit. This 
> limit is actually not just based on the number of redirects in a chain 
> but also on other factors, which are not derivable based on anything 
> HttpClient knows about.
> So: requirement 3 is that I need to arbitrarily stop following redirects 
> at any given point in the chain.
> 
> - Redirects again. They must not be followed immediately. This is 
> related to the previous point, but I think different. I need to be able 
> to recieve a redirect and then say "Oh, I'll deal with that later, if 
> ever". Adrian: this is one thing that I think supplying a  "retry 
> handler" would *not* give me.
> So: requirement 4 is that I should not be forced into `evaluating' the 
> redirect immediately.


This can easily be done. Just set allowRedirects to false on your 
methods and handle the respective response codes.


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