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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Read attached file from webpage
Date Thu, 29 Dec 2011 19:56:57 GMT
On Wed, 2011-12-28 at 13:22 -0800, dhollacher wrote:
> There appears to have been no actvity on this topic since 2009 -- but the
> question is STILL important to me -- how do you retrieve an attached file,
> such as the one referenced here:
> HTTP/1.1 200 OK [Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2011 19:51:29 GMT, Server: XXX XX Web,
> Content-Length: 0, Content-Disposition:
> attachment;filename="contracts_and_schedules.xml";, Keep-Alive: timeout=5,
> max=98, Connection: Keep-Alive, Content-Type: text]
> ??
> Note that the Content-Length is 0.  I am converting from standard
> javax.net.HttpURLConnection use to HttpClient 4 -- my original program just
> opened an InputStream on the connection and did .read().  But since the
> Content is empty, getEntity().getContent() returns nothing.
> I know that this isn't addressed by the HTTP standard - I'm dealing with a
> VERY non-standard service, but I am surprised that there is apparently no
> way to address this using the HttpCLient.

There is. What you need to do is to force the underlying HTTP connection
to treat such message as being identity delimited instead of content
length delimited by using a custom EntityDeserializer and a custom


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