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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: getting the "entity" of a status 304 response
Date Tue, 07 Sep 2010 19:23:52 GMT
On Tue, 2010-09-07 at 18:20 +0200, Michel Onoff wrote:
> By specification, HTTP response 304 Not Modified has no entity.
> However, getEntity() on the BasicHttpResponse still returns a non-null
> entity. Trying to getContent() and read() then blocks. The same happens
> if one tries to send the response with
> HttpServerConnection.sendResponseEntity(response).
> Is this supposed to be correct behavior? In other words, must the
> programmer be aware of which responses might have an entity? Why can't
> he rely on the return value of getEntity()?


BasicHttpResponse does not have any protocol specific logic. It is
merely a bean with properties. It is the responsibility of the protocol
processor to assign an instance of HttpEntity to the response object if
a response content is expected.

I am fairly confident the standard HTTP protocol processors handle 304
Not Modified responses correctly


What is it exactly you are trying to do and what module (HttpCore,
HttpCore NIO, HttpClient) are you using?


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