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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Question regarding the redirects
Date Tue, 08 Sep 2009 22:38:12 GMT
On 08/09/2009, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 08/09/2009, Rutuja Joshi <Rutuja.Joshi@sun.com> wrote:
>
> > Thanks Sebb!
>  >
>  >  I had actually commented out
>  > method.setFollowRedirects(true) in the code thinking that
>  > the default is false.When I explicitly set it to false, I get the response
>  > code as 302 ("HTTP/1.1 302 Moved Temporarily") and not 304.

Just double-checked and I got 302 (not 304); but the effect is much the same.

>  >
>  >  Is there any way to know what the new URL is going to be from the status
>  > line?
>
>
> No.
>
>  You need to look at the "Location" header.
>
>
>  >  Thanks,
>  >  Rutuja
>  >
>  >
>  >  sebb wrote:
>  >
>  >
>  > > I just tried the URL using Apache JMeter 2.3.4 which uses HC 3.1, and
>  > > that shows the 304 Redirect response correctly, so long as one sets
>  > >
>  > > method.setFollowRedirects(false).
>  > >
>  > > Are you sure you are setting this correctly?
>  > >
>  > > On 08/09/2009, Rutuja Joshi <Rutuja.Joshi@sun.com> wrote:
>  > >
>  > >
>  > > > Hi Sebb,
>  > > >
>  > > >  Sorry to not mention it earlier. I am using HttpClient 3.1
>  > > > (commons-httpclient-3.1.jar)
>  > > >
>  > > >  Thanks,
>  > > >  Rutuja
>  > > >
>  > > >  sebb wrote:
>  > > >
>  > > >
>  > > >
>  > > > > On 08/09/2009, Rutuja Joshi <Rutuja.Joshi@sun.com> wrote:
>  > > > >
>  > > > >
>  > > > >
>  > > > >
>  > > > > > Hello,
>  > > > > >
>  > > > > >  I am working on the application which fetches HTTP contents
given
>  > the
>  > > > > >
>  > > > > >
>  > > > >
>  > > > URL.
>  > > >
>  > > >
>  > > > >
>  > > > > > If there is any redirection from the original URL, I need to
find
>  > out
>  > > > > >
>  > > > > >
>  > > > >
>  > > > what's
>  > > >
>  > > >
>  > > > >
>  > > > > > the destination URL from which the contents are going to be
fetched
>  > > > > > eventually. Then depending on the predefined criterion I would
like
>  > to
>  > > > > > determine if the contents should be fetched from the final
>  > destination
>  > > > > >
>  > > > > >
>  > > > >
>  > > > or
>  > > >
>  > > >
>  > > > >
>  > > > > > not.
>  > > > > >
>  > > > > >  For example, when I use HttpClient to fetch contents from
URL:
>  > > > > >
>  > > > > >
>  > > > > >
>  > > > >
>  > > > http://www.opensolaris.org/jive/login!withRedirect.jspa
>  > > >
>  > > >
>  > > > >
>  > > > > >  The request gets automatically redirected to
>  > > > > >
>  > > > > >
>  > > > > >
>  > > > >
>  > > >
>  > https://auth.opensolaris.org/login.action?targetUrl=http://www.opensolaris.org/jive/message.jspa?messageID=219909
>  > > >
>  > > >
>  > > > >
>  > > > > >  and HttpClient returns the html contents from
>  > > > > >
>  > > > > >
>  > > > >
>  > > > https://auth.opensolaris....
>  > > >
>  > > >
>  > > > >
>  > > > > >  Based on the return code value from method.execute() call
I have no
>  > way
>  > > > > >
>  > > > > >
>  > > > >
>  > > > to
>  > > >
>  > > >
>  > > > >
>  > > > > > know that this happened. The return code is 200 (HttpStatus.SC_OK).
>  > > > > >
>  > > > > >  I have two questions as follows:
>  > > > > >  1> Is there any way to know that this  redirect happened
?
>  > > > > >  2> Can I control redirects completely? Meaning, is there
any way to
>  > > > > >
>  > > > > >
>  > > > >
>  > > > tell
>  > > >
>  > > >
>  > > > >
>  > > > > > HttpClient to not to fetch content from the new URL but just
let the
>  > > > > >
>  > > > > >
>  > > > >
>  > > > calling
>  > > >
>  > > >
>  > > > >
>  > > > > > method know what this new URL is?
>  > > > > >
>  > > > > >  Please note setting method.followRedirects() to true or false
did
>  > not
>  > > > > >
>  > > > > >
>  > > > >
>  > > > alter
>  > > >
>  > > >
>  > > > >
>  > > > > > the behavior. Irrespective of setting this flag to false, the
HTML
>  > > > > >
>  > > > > >
>  > > > >
>  > > > contents
>  > > >
>  > > >
>  > > > >
>  > > > > > were fetched from https://auth.opensolaris....
>  > > > > >
>  > > > > >
>  > > > > >
>  > > > > >
>  > > > > Which version of HttpClient are you using?
>  > > > >
>  > > > >
>  > > > >
>  > > > >
>  > > > >
>  > > > > >  Thanks in advance!
>  > > > > >  Rutuja
>  > > > > >
>  > > > > >
>  > > > > >
>  > > > > >
>  > > > > >
>  > > > >
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