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From Wade Chandler <hwadechandler-apa...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Problem retrieving XML from a URL (Newbie question)
Date Thu, 22 Dec 2005 00:33:24 GMT
Use your web browser to hit the same URLand see what happens when you save the file to disk.
 
 Wade

----- Original Message ----
From: Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk@apache.org>
To: HttpClient User Discussion <httpclient-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2005 17:19:15
Subject: Re: Problem retrieving XML from a URL (Newbie question)

On Wed, 2005-12-21 at 16:53 -0500, James Howe wrote:
> I've just started using HTTPClient in my application.  I have some simple  
> code which performs a GET request on a URL which returns XML.  The XML  
> contains a numeric entity definition for the copyright symbol '&#169;',  
> but when I read the response, it seems tha HTTPClient is converting it to  
> &copy;.

James,

HttpClient _never_ performs any content manipulation beyond simple byte
to char conversion

Oleg

> 

>   Is there some way to configure HTTPClient to not do this?  I'm  
> retrieving the XML content and then passing it on to another process which  
> attempts to parse it and the parsing fails because the entity &copy; isn't  
> defined.  I need to have any entities defined in a numeric form maintained  
> in a numeric form.  My HTTPClient code looks something like this:
> 
> 
>     HttpClient client = new HttpClient();
>     GetMethod method = new GetMethod("some url which returns XML");
>     method.getParams().setParameter(HttpMethodParams.RETRY_HANDLER, new  
> DefaultHttpMethodRetryHandler(3, false));
>     try {
>        int statusCode = client.executeMethod(feed.hostConfiguration(),  
> method);
>        // ...
>        result = method.getResponseBodyAsString();
>     ...
> 
> If the returned XML contains &#169;, the content returned by  
> getResponseBodyAsString contains &copy; instead.  I want the result to be  
> the same content as what was sent by the server, not processed.
> 
> I'm using HTTPClient 3.0.
> 
> Thanks!
> 


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