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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Auto-detecting proxy settings in a standalone Java app
Date Thu, 28 Oct 2004 08:58:25 GMT
Chris,
We'll happily accept a patch aganst CVS HEAD ;-) Otherwise, this will
have to wait until 4.0 IMO

Cheers,

Oleg


On Thu, Oct 28, 2004 at 09:25:53AM +0200, Chris Brown wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> 
> I noticed in the release notes for HttpClient 3.0:
> 
> http://www.apache.org/dist/jakarta/commons/httpclient/RELEASE-NOTES.txt
> 
> ...that there's "Support for JDK1.4 connect timeout through reflection".  
> This might be a good way to enable proxy support too, with pluggable 
> implementations of a generic interface (that could also map onto 
> applet/webstart config if available).
> 
> It seems useful enough to become a standard feature.  "Contrib" projects 
> don't always keep pace with the main project.
> 
> - Chris
> 
> >From: Michael Becke <becke@u.washington.edu>
> >Reply-To: "HttpClient Project" <httpclient-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> >To: "HttpClient Project" <httpclient-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> >Subject: Re: Auto-detecting proxy settings in a standalone Java app
> >Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 22:32:04 -0400
> >
> >Hi Chris,
> >
> >Thanks for following through on this one.  This is definitely good to know.
> >
> >Given that this feature is only available in 5(1.5) I don't think we want 
> >to include it in the main HttpClient dist.  It may be a good addition to 
> >the contrib dir or the site docs though.  Any other opinions as to the 
> >best location for this?
> >
> >Mike
> >
> >On Oct 27, 2004, at 4:21 PM, Chris Brown wrote:
> >
> >>Hi all,
> >>
> >>I followed this up on the JDIC forums...
> >>http://www.javadesktop.org/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=6011&tstart=0
> >>
> >>Maybe the people who followed this thread on this list might be 
> >>interested in looking at it.  It discussed ways of accessing system-wide 
> >>proxy settings.  In particular, HttpClient might want to use Java's 
> >>reflection APIs to access the J2SE 5 ProxySelector class, and call the 
> >>getDefault method (just like it already does to access socket options in 
> >>J2SE 1.4).  Using features when possible, as it were.
> >>
> >>Thanks again to all,
> >>Chris
> >>
> >>>From: "Chris Brown" <chris92250@hotmail.com>
> >>>Reply-To: "Commons HttpClient Project" 
> >>><commons-httpclient-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> >>>To: commons-httpclient-dev@jakarta.apache.org
> >>>Subject: RE: Auto-detecting proxy settings in a standalone Java app
> >>>Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2004 23:21:06 +0200
> >>>
> >>>Hi Bruce,
> >>>
> >>>Thanks anyway.  Looking into the sun packages in plugin.jar, as you 
> >>>helpfully suggested, I found Windows-specific implementations for NS4, 
> >>>NS6, and IE.  Didn't see any way to resolve conflicts between settings 
> >>>(e.g.: a method for determing the preferred browser when there are 
> >>>multiple browsers installed with different settings), although were a 
> >>>lot of similar-sounding classes there.
> >>>
> >>>The API seems sound enough, might fit in well with the JDIC project on 
> >>>java.net ...
> >>>
> >>>- Chris
> >>>
> >>>>From: Bruce McHaffie <bruce.mchaffie@entrust.com>
> >>>>Reply-To: "Commons HttpClient Project" 
> >>>><commons-httpclient-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> >>>>To: "'Commons HttpClient Project'" 
> >>>><commons-httpclient-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> >>>>Subject: RE: Auto-detecting proxy settings in a standalone Java app
> >>>>Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2004 11:47:50 -0400
> >>>>
> >>>>Hi Chris, I just meant decompile the plugin.jar code and take a look
at 
> >>>>what
> >>>>Sun does for getting proxy settings. I've never tried loading plugin.jar
> >>>>outside a browser. That's an interesting idea though.
> >>>>
> >>>>Bruce.
> >>>
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