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From "Juergen Pill" <apa...@webdav.info>
Subject Re: Re: Http client 3.0: Setting proxy via command line options
Date Thu, 29 Jun 2006 10:54:10 GMT
Hello Roland,

OK, so every application may offer the functionality to set a proxy by 
explict programming. HttpClient will not provide this functionality 
directly.

Thanks for your answer.

Best regards

Juergen 

>         
> -------- Original-Nachricht --------
> Datum: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 13:06:45 +0200
> Von: Roland Weber <http-async@dubioso.net>
> An: HttpClient User Discussion <httpclient-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> Betreff: Re: Http client 3.0: Setting proxy via command line options
> 
>         Hello Jürgen,
> 
> > Wouldn´t it be a nice feature, if via some command line options the 
> proxy 
> > can be set from outside, without the need of involving application 
> > programming.
> 
> No it wouldn't. We have one architecture to configure or parameterize
> all of HttpClient. Introducing some extra tricks for some of the
> parameters would pollute the API. The people whose favorite parameter
> is not available as system property would ask us to include that too,
> and in the end we'd have a second parameterization architecture that
> needs to be maintained, documented, and kept in sync. People that use
> HttpClient to get rid of HttpURLConnection peculiarities would hate us
> for having to write code that *prevents* the system properties from
> taking effect. Access to system properties is subject to permissions,
> people using HttpClient in environments with J2EE security would hate
> us for having to change their security policies. And so on.
> 
> cheers,
> Roland
> 
> PS: car broke down, used cars are insanely expensive...
> I'm in a bad mood. Never mind.
> 
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