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From "Rich P Peters, II (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (WW-4588) Improve the Struts2 Rest plugin to honor Accept nad Content-Type headers
Date Thu, 14 Jan 2016 16:09:39 GMT
Rich P Peters, II created WW-4588:
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             Summary: Improve the Struts2 Rest plugin to honor Accept nad Content-Type headers
                 Key: WW-4588
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/WW-4588
             Project: Struts 2
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: Plugin - REST
    Affects Versions: 2.3.24
         Environment: tomcat
            Reporter: Rich P Peters, II


Currently the rest plugin primarily looks at the url extension to connect the proper content
type handlers.  This should be extended to use the Accept and Content-Type headers to drive
the content-type handlers when no extension is present.  Note that the plugin currently partially
handles the case for input request using the content-type header, but can be overridden by
the extension.

In a use case,  if a request specifies in the header that the Content-Type is application/json,
the input request data is converted to the json data format. If a request specifies the Accept:application/json
header ,  the output data will be converted to json.  This is cleaner than specifying the
extension in a lot of cases where the application rest urls have to be generated in javascript.

a short unit test shows how the accept header is ignored:
{code:java}
    public void testObtainingHandlerForResponseByAcceptHeader() throws Exception {

        // given
        final DefaultContentTypeHandlerManager handlerManager = new DefaultContentTypeHandlerManager();
        handlerManager.setContainer(new DummyContainer("application/json", "json"));

        MockHttpServletRequest request = new MockHttpServletRequest();
        request.setContentType("application/json;charset=UTF-8");
        request.addHeader("accept","application/json;charset=UTF-8");
        request.setRequestURI("/index");

        final MockHttpServletResponse response = new MockHttpServletResponse();
        response.setContentType("application/json;charset=UTF-8");

        // when
        ContentTypeHandler handler = handlerManager.getHandlerForResponse(request,response);

        // then
        assertNotNull(handler);
        assertEquals("application/json", handler.getContentType());
        assertEquals("json", handler.getExtension());
    }
{code}
the output show the failure to acquire a handler:
{code:java}
junit.framework.AssertionFailedError: null

	at junit.framework.Assert.fail(Assert.java:47)
	at junit.framework.Assert.assertTrue(Assert.java:20)
	at junit.framework.Assert.assertNotNull(Assert.java:214)
	at junit.framework.Assert.assertNotNull(Assert.java:207)
	at org.apache.struts2.rest.DefaultContentTypeHandlerManagerTest.testObtainingHandlerForResponseByAcceptHeader(DefaultContentTypeHandlerManagerTest.java:104)
	at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
	at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:62)
	at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
	at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:497)
	at junit.framework.TestCase.runTest(TestCase.java:168)
	at junit.framework.TestCase.runBare(TestCase.java:134)
	at junit.framework.TestResult$1.protect(TestResult.java:110)
	at junit.framework.TestResult.runProtected(TestResult.java:128)
	at junit.framework.TestResult.run(TestResult.java:113)
	at junit.framework.TestCase.run(TestCase.java:124)
	at junit.framework.TestSuite.runTest(TestSuite.java:243)
	at junit.framework.TestSuite.run(TestSuite.java:238)
	at org.junit.internal.runners.JUnit38ClassRunner.run(JUnit38ClassRunner.java:83)
	at org.junit.runner.JUnitCore.run(JUnitCore.java:157)
	at com.intellij.junit4.JUnit4IdeaTestRunner.startRunnerWithArgs(JUnit4IdeaTestRunner.java:69)
	at com.intellij.rt.execution.junit.JUnitStarter.prepareStreamsAndStart(JUnitStarter.java:234)
	at com.intellij.rt.execution.junit.JUnitStarter.main(JUnitStarter.java:74)
{code}



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