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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: How to get parmeters from http request
Date Fri, 03 Aug 2007 13:47:42 GMT
On Fri, 2007-08-03 at 06:19 -0700, Sachin Mehrotra wrote:
> Hi,
> I am not able to figure out how I will get the httprequest parameters on
> the Http server side using http-core API. 

Hi Sachin,

The philosophy of HttpCore is that it provides, well, only core
functionality: a transport to deliver HTTP messages from one endpoint to
another. Everything that has to do with application specific content
should be provided externally. 

> Do I have to retrieve them
> from the input stream which I get from the Entity object by writing my
> own logic or is there some API there in HTTP-Core?  

Yes, you do. HttpClient has an HttpEntity implementation intended to
generate URL encoded form content [1]. What you have to do is to
implement an HttpEntity wrapper that performs the reverse operation:
reads the content from the InputStream, parses it into an array of
name / value pairs, and finally URL decodes the values.

Since requests about HTTP parameter parsing started to come up with a
depressing regularity, I'll try to find time to implement
UrlDecodedFormEntity but cannot commit myself to any time line for that.

Hope this helps in some way.




> Thanks,
> Sachin

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