org.apache.commons.httpclient
Class HttpClient

java.lang.Object
  extended by org.apache.commons.httpclient.HttpClient

public class HttpClient
extends Object

An HTTP "user-agent", containing an HTTP state and one or more HTTP connections, to which HTTP methods can be applied.

Version:
$Revision: 1425331 $ $Date: 2012-12-22 19:29:41 +0100 (Sat, 22 Dec 2012) $
Author:
Remy Maucherat, Rodney Waldhoff, Sean C. Sullivan, dIon Gillard, Ortwin Gl?ck, Michael Becke, Mike Bowler, Sam Maloney, Laura Werner, Oleg Kalnichevski

Constructor Summary
HttpClient()
          Creates an instance of HttpClient using default parameter set.
HttpClient(HttpClientParams params)
          Creates an instance of HttpClient using the given parameter set.
HttpClient(HttpClientParams params, HttpConnectionManager httpConnectionManager)
          Creates an instance of HttpClient with a user specified parameter set and HTTP connection manager.
HttpClient(HttpConnectionManager httpConnectionManager)
          Creates an instance of HttpClient with a user specified HTTP connection manager.
 
Method Summary
 int executeMethod(HostConfiguration hostConfiguration, HttpMethod method)
          Executes the given HTTP method using custom host configuration.
 int executeMethod(HostConfiguration hostconfig, HttpMethod method, HttpState state)
          Executes the given HTTP method using the given custom host configuration with the given custom HTTP state.
 int executeMethod(HttpMethod method)
          Executes the given HTTP method.
 String getHost()
          Deprecated. use #getHostConfiguration()
 HostConfiguration getHostConfiguration()
          Returns the host configuration associated with the HttpClient.
 HttpConnectionManager getHttpConnectionManager()
          Returns the HTTP connection manager associated with the HttpClient.
 HttpClientParams getParams()
          Returns HTTP protocol parameters associated with this HttpClient.
 int getPort()
          Deprecated. use #getHostConfiguration()
 HttpState getState()
          Returns HTTP state associated with the HttpClient.
 boolean isStrictMode()
          Deprecated. Use DefaultHttpParams.getParameter(String) to exercise a more granular control over HTTP protocol strictness.
 void setConnectionTimeout(int newTimeoutInMilliseconds)
          Deprecated. Use HttpConnectionParams.setConnectionTimeout(int), HttpConnectionManager.getParams().
 void setHostConfiguration(HostConfiguration hostConfiguration)
          Assigns the host configuration to use with the HttpClient.
 void setHttpConnectionFactoryTimeout(long timeout)
          Deprecated. Use HttpClientParams.setConnectionManagerTimeout(long), getParams()
 void setHttpConnectionManager(HttpConnectionManager httpConnectionManager)
          Assigns the HTTP connection manager to use with the HttpClient.
 void setParams(HttpClientParams params)
          Assigns HTTP protocol parameters for this HttpClient.
 void setState(HttpState state)
          Assigns HTTP state for the HttpClient.
 void setStrictMode(boolean strictMode)
          Deprecated. Use DefaultHttpParams.setParameter(String, Object) to exercise a more granular control over HTTP protocol strictness.
 void setTimeout(int newTimeoutInMilliseconds)
          Deprecated. Use HttpConnectionParams.setSoTimeout(int), HttpConnectionManager.getParams().
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

HttpClient

public HttpClient()
Creates an instance of HttpClient using default parameter set.

See Also:
HttpClientParams

HttpClient

public HttpClient(HttpClientParams params)
Creates an instance of HttpClient using the given parameter set.

Parameters:
params - The parameters to use.
Since:
3.0
See Also:
HttpClientParams

HttpClient

public HttpClient(HttpClientParams params,
                  HttpConnectionManager httpConnectionManager)
Creates an instance of HttpClient with a user specified parameter set and HTTP connection manager.

Parameters:
params - The parameters to use.
httpConnectionManager - The connection manager to use.
Since:
3.0

HttpClient

public HttpClient(HttpConnectionManager httpConnectionManager)
Creates an instance of HttpClient with a user specified HTTP connection manager.

Parameters:
httpConnectionManager - The connection manager to use.
Since:
2.0
Method Detail

getState

public HttpState getState()
Returns HTTP state associated with the HttpClient.

Returns:
the shared client state
See Also:
setState(HttpState)

setState

public void setState(HttpState state)
Assigns HTTP state for the HttpClient.

Parameters:
state - the new HTTP state for the client
See Also:
getState()

setStrictMode

public void setStrictMode(boolean strictMode)
Deprecated. Use DefaultHttpParams.setParameter(String, Object) to exercise a more granular control over HTTP protocol strictness.

Defines how strictly the method follows the HTTP protocol specification (see RFC 2616 and other relevant RFCs). In the strict mode the method precisely implements the requirements of the specification, whereas in non-strict mode it attempts to mimic the exact behaviour of commonly used HTTP agents, which many HTTP servers expect.

Parameters:
strictMode - true for strict mode, false otherwise
See Also:
isStrictMode()

isStrictMode

public boolean isStrictMode()
Deprecated. Use DefaultHttpParams.getParameter(String) to exercise a more granular control over HTTP protocol strictness.

Returns the value of the strict mode flag.

Returns:
true if strict mode is enabled, false otherwise
See Also:
setStrictMode(boolean)

setTimeout

public void setTimeout(int newTimeoutInMilliseconds)
Deprecated. Use HttpConnectionParams.setSoTimeout(int), HttpConnectionManager.getParams().

Sets the socket timeout (SO_TIMEOUT) in milliseconds which is the timeout for waiting for data. A timeout value of zero is interpreted as an infinite timeout.

Parameters:
newTimeoutInMilliseconds - Timeout in milliseconds

setHttpConnectionFactoryTimeout

public void setHttpConnectionFactoryTimeout(long timeout)
Deprecated. Use HttpClientParams.setConnectionManagerTimeout(long), getParams()

Sets the timeout in milliseconds used when retrieving an HTTP connection from the HTTP connection manager.

Parameters:
timeout - the timeout in milliseconds
See Also:
HttpConnectionManager.getConnection(HostConfiguration, long)

setConnectionTimeout

public void setConnectionTimeout(int newTimeoutInMilliseconds)
Deprecated. Use HttpConnectionParams.setConnectionTimeout(int), HttpConnectionManager.getParams().

Sets the timeout until a connection is etablished. A value of zero means the timeout is not used. The default value is zero.

Parameters:
newTimeoutInMilliseconds - Timeout in milliseconds.
See Also:
HttpConnection.setConnectionTimeout(int)

executeMethod

public int executeMethod(HttpMethod method)
                  throws IOException,
                         HttpException
Executes the given HTTP method.

Parameters:
method - the HTTP method to execute.
Returns:
the method's response code
Throws:
IOException - If an I/O (transport) error occurs. Some transport exceptions can be recovered from.
HttpException - If a protocol exception occurs. Usually protocol exceptions cannot be recovered from.

executeMethod

public int executeMethod(HostConfiguration hostConfiguration,
                         HttpMethod method)
                  throws IOException,
                         HttpException
Executes the given HTTP method using custom host configuration.

Parameters:
hostConfiguration - The host configuration to use. If null, the host configuration returned by getHostConfiguration() will be used.
method - the HTTP method to execute.
Returns:
the method's response code
Throws:
IOException - If an I/O (transport) error occurs. Some transport exceptions can be recovered from.
HttpException - If a protocol exception occurs. Usually protocol exceptions cannot be recovered from.
Since:
2.0

executeMethod

public int executeMethod(HostConfiguration hostconfig,
                         HttpMethod method,
                         HttpState state)
                  throws IOException,
                         HttpException
Executes the given HTTP method using the given custom host configuration with the given custom HTTP state.

Parameters:
hostconfig - The host configuration to use. If null, the host configuration returned by getHostConfiguration() will be used.
method - the HTTP method to execute.
state - the HTTP state to use when executing the method. If null, the state returned by getState() will be used.
Returns:
the method's response code
Throws:
IOException - If an I/O (transport) error occurs. Some transport exceptions can be recovered from.
HttpException - If a protocol exception occurs. Usually protocol exceptions cannot be recovered from.
Since:
2.0

getHost

public String getHost()
Deprecated. use #getHostConfiguration()

Returns the default host.

Returns:
The default host.

getPort

public int getPort()
Deprecated. use #getHostConfiguration()

Returns the default port.

Returns:
The default port.

getHostConfiguration

public HostConfiguration getHostConfiguration()
Returns the host configuration associated with the HttpClient.

Returns:
host configuration
Since:
2.0

setHostConfiguration

public void setHostConfiguration(HostConfiguration hostConfiguration)
Assigns the host configuration to use with the HttpClient.

Parameters:
hostConfiguration - The host configuration to set
Since:
2.0

getHttpConnectionManager

public HttpConnectionManager getHttpConnectionManager()
Returns the HTTP connection manager associated with the HttpClient.

Returns:
HTTP connection manager
Since:
2.0

setHttpConnectionManager

public void setHttpConnectionManager(HttpConnectionManager httpConnectionManager)
Assigns the HTTP connection manager to use with the HttpClient.

Parameters:
httpConnectionManager - The HTTP connection manager to set
Since:
2.0

getParams

public HttpClientParams getParams()
Returns HTTP protocol parameters associated with this HttpClient.

Since:
3.0
See Also:
HttpClientParams

setParams

public void setParams(HttpClientParams params)
Assigns HTTP protocol parameters for this HttpClient.

Since:
3.0
See Also:
HttpClientParams


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