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From Scott Yeadon <scott.yea...@anu.edu.au>
Subject Re: MultipartEntity and HttpMultipart
Date Thu, 12 Nov 2009 21:24:07 GMT
Hi Oleg,

Yes, that answers my question, thanks.

Scott.

Oleg Kalnichevski wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-11-12 at 15:47 +1100, Scott Yeadon wrote:
>   
>> Hi,
>>
>> Using HTTP components 4.0 I wanted to create a POST request using the 
>> multipart/mixed content type. However the MultipartEntity does not allow 
>> the contentType to be set and is hardcoded to multipart/form-data. 
>> Looking through the API it looks as though the HttpMultipart class (and 
>> its associated classes) are available to address the various multipart 
>> media types, however it appears to be incompatible with HttpPost addPart 
>> method as HttpMultipart does not implement the HttpEntity interface. I 
>> could not locate an obvious class used for request handling for 
>> "HttpMultipart"-based requests. It appears the simplest means to POST a 
>> request with multipart/mixed contentType is to create a new entity class 
>> implementing HttpEntity (e.g. MultipartMixedEntity) - is that correct or 
>> are there other means of doing this with the 4.0 API?
>>
>>     
>
> You will be better off just overriding the #generateContentTypre method
> of the MultipartEntity class.
>
>
>   
>> Also, what is the relation between these sets of entity classes - the 
>> HttpEntity implentations appear in the "entity" package and the others 
>> appear in the "mime" package? Is there some sort of de-lineation or 
>> usage rules for these classes I should be aware of?
>>
>>     
>
> HttpMime is somewhat special because it is not fully API stable due to
> its dependency on Mime4j, which is still considered API unstable.  
>
> Hope this answers your question.
>
> Oleg
>
>   
>> Thanks.
>>
>> Scott.
>>
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