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From "Aaron Gaudio (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HTTPCLIENT-1090) CachingHttpClient should be able to cache ResponseHandler responses (or the result of some new form of ResponseHandler)
Date Fri, 10 Feb 2012 10:21:59 GMT

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Aaron Gaudio commented on HTTPCLIENT-1090:
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I am just looking at upgrading to the latest HttpClient version and was wondering about this
very issue.

For the most part, this could be implemented inside the ResponseHandler implementation itself
(or, more generically, a ResponseHandler Decorator), by looking to see if the response was
a cache miss or not, via CachingHttpClient.CACHE_RESPONSE_STATUS. This would let you react
to cache misses or hits. It would also give you the flexibility for managing your object cache
separate from your http response caches, but linking the two.

The only thing that would be missing would be the ability to invalidate an entry from your
own cache in response to the http resource being invalidated. Could this be accomplished via
a custom/decorating HttpCacheStorage?
                
> CachingHttpClient should be able to cache ResponseHandler responses (or the result of
some new form of ResponseHandler)
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HTTPCLIENT-1090
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HTTPCLIENT-1090
>             Project: HttpComponents HttpClient
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: HttpClient
>    Affects Versions: 4.1.1
>         Environment: Mac OS X 10.6.7 + Eclipse Helios SR2
>            Reporter: David Waite
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: Future
>
>
> When creating a ResponseHandler to parse the response value into a usable java object,
I notice that the code is executed every time, even if the response object is served from
cache. It would be nice to have a system where a ResponseHandler can be written such that
its value is also served from cache. This may require a different interface which:
> - Exposes just the values which are not altered when served from a cache
> - Returns objects which can be cached out of process ( through documentation, and having
the return type extend Serializable)
> Alternatively, if there is a header uniquely identifying a response, a WeakHashMap could
be used to provide a cache associating a response with a created object (although such a cache
would not correlate to the HTTP cache in terms of retention)

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