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From "Oleg Kalnichevski (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HTTPCORE-219) HttpRequestParser Fails to Detect Requests Without a Message Body
Date Thu, 04 Mar 2010 19:43:27 GMT

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Oleg Kalnichevski commented on HTTPCORE-219:
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I do not understand. If you have an extended HTTP method that is known to allow for an entity
to be enclosed in it, why do not you simply make it implement HttpEntityEnclodingRequest?
The ability of an HTTP request to enclose a request entity is not defined by any headers.
It is defined by the type of the method. Headers such as Content-Length or Transfer-Encoding
determine how exactly the entity is delimited. That is it.

Oleg

> HttpRequestParser Fails to Detect Requests Without a Message Body
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HTTPCORE-219
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HTTPCORE-219
>             Project: HttpComponents HttpCore
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: HttpCore NIO
>    Affects Versions: 4.0.1
>            Reporter: James Leigh
>
> The HttpRequestParser uses the request method to determine if the request has a message
body. However, HTTP 1.1 states that the presence of a message-body in a request is signaled
by the inclusion of a Content-Length or Transfer-Encoding header field in the request's header
fields. The parser should be changed to use the header to determine if a message body is present.
> As is a POST or PUT request is received without a message body cannot be processed. Furthermore,
a GET request with a message body cannot be processed either.

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