org.apache.commons.httpclient
Class Cookie

java.lang.Object
  extended by org.apache.commons.httpclient.NameValuePair
      extended by org.apache.commons.httpclient.Cookie
All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable, Comparator
Direct Known Subclasses:
Cookie2

public class Cookie
extends NameValuePair
implements Serializable, Comparator

HTTP "magic-cookie" represents a piece of state information that the HTTP agent and the target server can exchange to maintain a session.

Version:
$Revision: 1425331 $ $Date: 2012-12-22 19:29:41 +0100 (Sat, 22 Dec 2012) $
Author:
B.C. Holmes, Park, Sung-Gu, Doug Sale, Rod Waldhoff, dIon Gillard, Sean C. Sullivan, John Evans, Marc A. Saegesser, Oleg Kalnichevski, Mike Bowler
See Also:
Serialized Form

Constructor Summary
Cookie()
          Default constructor.
Cookie(String domain, String name, String value)
          Creates a cookie with the given name, value and domain attribute.
Cookie(String domain, String name, String value, String path, Date expires, boolean secure)
          Creates a cookie with the given name, value, domain attribute, path attribute, expiration attribute, and secure attribute
Cookie(String domain, String name, String value, String path, int maxAge, boolean secure)
          Creates a cookie with the given name, value, domain attribute, path attribute, maximum age attribute, and secure attribute
 
Method Summary
 int compare(Object o1, Object o2)
          Compares two cookies to determine order for cookie header.
 boolean equals(Object obj)
          Two cookies are equal if the name, path and domain match.
 String getComment()
          Returns the comment describing the purpose of this cookie, or null if no such comment has been defined.
 String getDomain()
          Returns domain attribute of the cookie.
 Date getExpiryDate()
          Returns the expiration Date of the cookie, or null if none exists.
 String getPath()
          Returns the path attribute of the cookie
 boolean getSecure()
           
 int getVersion()
          Returns the version of the cookie specification to which this cookie conforms.
 int hashCode()
          Returns a hash code in keeping with the Object.hashCode() general hashCode contract.
 boolean isDomainAttributeSpecified()
          Returns true if cookie's domain was set via a domain attribute in the Set-Cookie header.
 boolean isExpired()
          Returns true if this cookie has expired.
 boolean isExpired(Date now)
          Returns true if this cookie has expired according to the time passed in.
 boolean isPathAttributeSpecified()
          Returns true if cookie's path was set via a path attribute in the Set-Cookie header.
 boolean isPersistent()
          Returns false if the cookie should be discarded at the end of the "session"; true otherwise.
 void setComment(String comment)
          If a user agent (web browser) presents this cookie to a user, the cookie's purpose will be described using this comment.
 void setDomain(String domain)
          Sets the domain attribute.
 void setDomainAttributeSpecified(boolean value)
          Indicates whether the cookie had a domain specified in a domain attribute of the Set-Cookie header.
 void setExpiryDate(Date expiryDate)
          Sets expiration date.
 void setPath(String path)
          Sets the path attribute.
 void setPathAttributeSpecified(boolean value)
          Indicates whether the cookie had a path specified in a path attribute of the Set-Cookie header.
 void setSecure(boolean secure)
          Sets the secure attribute of the cookie.
 void setVersion(int version)
          Sets the version of the cookie specification to which this cookie conforms.
 String toExternalForm()
          Return a textual representation of the cookie.
 String toString()
          Return a textual representation of the cookie.
 
Methods inherited from class org.apache.commons.httpclient.NameValuePair
getName, getValue, setName, setValue
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, finalize, getClass, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

Cookie

public Cookie()
Default constructor. Creates a blank cookie


Cookie

public Cookie(String domain,
              String name,
              String value)
Creates a cookie with the given name, value and domain attribute.

Parameters:
name - the cookie name
value - the cookie value
domain - the domain this cookie can be sent to

Cookie

public Cookie(String domain,
              String name,
              String value,
              String path,
              Date expires,
              boolean secure)
Creates a cookie with the given name, value, domain attribute, path attribute, expiration attribute, and secure attribute

Parameters:
name - the cookie name
value - the cookie value
domain - the domain this cookie can be sent to
path - the path prefix for which this cookie can be sent
expires - the Date at which this cookie expires, or null if the cookie expires at the end of the session
secure - if true this cookie can only be sent over secure connections
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - If cookie name is null or blank, cookie name contains a blank, or cookie name starts with character $

Cookie

public Cookie(String domain,
              String name,
              String value,
              String path,
              int maxAge,
              boolean secure)
Creates a cookie with the given name, value, domain attribute, path attribute, maximum age attribute, and secure attribute

Parameters:
name - the cookie name
value - the cookie value
domain - the domain this cookie can be sent to
path - the path prefix for which this cookie can be sent
maxAge - the number of seconds for which this cookie is valid. maxAge is expected to be a non-negative number. -1 signifies that the cookie should never expire.
secure - if true this cookie can only be sent over secure connections
Method Detail

getComment

public String getComment()
Returns the comment describing the purpose of this cookie, or null if no such comment has been defined.

Returns:
comment
See Also:
setComment(String)

setComment

public void setComment(String comment)
If a user agent (web browser) presents this cookie to a user, the cookie's purpose will be described using this comment.

Parameters:
comment -
See Also:
getComment()

getExpiryDate

public Date getExpiryDate()
Returns the expiration Date of the cookie, or null if none exists.

Note: the object returned by this method is considered immutable. Changing it (e.g. using setTime()) could result in undefined behaviour. Do so at your peril.

Returns:
Expiration Date, or null.
See Also:
setExpiryDate(java.util.Date)

setExpiryDate

public void setExpiryDate(Date expiryDate)
Sets expiration date.

Note: the object returned by this method is considered immutable. Changing it (e.g. using setTime()) could result in undefined behaviour. Do so at your peril.

Parameters:
expiryDate - the Date after which this cookie is no longer valid.
See Also:
getExpiryDate()

isPersistent

public boolean isPersistent()
Returns false if the cookie should be discarded at the end of the "session"; true otherwise.

Returns:
false if the cookie should be discarded at the end of the "session"; true otherwise

getDomain

public String getDomain()
Returns domain attribute of the cookie.

Returns:
the value of the domain attribute
See Also:
setDomain(java.lang.String)

setDomain

public void setDomain(String domain)
Sets the domain attribute.

Parameters:
domain - The value of the domain attribute
See Also:
getDomain()

getPath

public String getPath()
Returns the path attribute of the cookie

Returns:
The value of the path attribute.
See Also:
setPath(java.lang.String)

setPath

public void setPath(String path)
Sets the path attribute.

Parameters:
path - The value of the path attribute
See Also:
getPath()

getSecure

public boolean getSecure()
Returns:
true if this cookie should only be sent over secure connections.
See Also:
setSecure(boolean)

setSecure

public void setSecure(boolean secure)
Sets the secure attribute of the cookie.

When true the cookie should only be sent using a secure protocol (https). This should only be set when the cookie's originating server used a secure protocol to set the cookie's value.

Parameters:
secure - The value of the secure attribute
See Also:
getSecure()

getVersion

public int getVersion()
Returns the version of the cookie specification to which this cookie conforms.

Returns:
the version of the cookie.
See Also:
setVersion(int)

setVersion

public void setVersion(int version)
Sets the version of the cookie specification to which this cookie conforms.

Parameters:
version - the version of the cookie.
See Also:
getVersion()

isExpired

public boolean isExpired()
Returns true if this cookie has expired.

Returns:
true if the cookie has expired.

isExpired

public boolean isExpired(Date now)
Returns true if this cookie has expired according to the time passed in.

Parameters:
now - The current time.
Returns:
true if the cookie expired.

setPathAttributeSpecified

public void setPathAttributeSpecified(boolean value)
Indicates whether the cookie had a path specified in a path attribute of the Set-Cookie header. This value is important for generating the Cookie header because some cookie specifications require that the Cookie header should only include a path attribute if the cookie's path was specified in the Set-Cookie header.

Parameters:
value - true if the cookie's path was explicitly set, false otherwise.
See Also:
isPathAttributeSpecified()

isPathAttributeSpecified

public boolean isPathAttributeSpecified()
Returns true if cookie's path was set via a path attribute in the Set-Cookie header.

Returns:
value true if the cookie's path was explicitly set, false otherwise.
See Also:
setPathAttributeSpecified(boolean)

setDomainAttributeSpecified

public void setDomainAttributeSpecified(boolean value)
Indicates whether the cookie had a domain specified in a domain attribute of the Set-Cookie header. This value is important for generating the Cookie header because some cookie specifications require that the Cookie header should only include a domain attribute if the cookie's domain was specified in the Set-Cookie header.

Parameters:
value - true if the cookie's domain was explicitly set, false otherwise.
See Also:
isDomainAttributeSpecified()

isDomainAttributeSpecified

public boolean isDomainAttributeSpecified()
Returns true if cookie's domain was set via a domain attribute in the Set-Cookie header.

Returns:
value true if the cookie's domain was explicitly set, false otherwise.
See Also:
setDomainAttributeSpecified(boolean)

hashCode

public int hashCode()
Returns a hash code in keeping with the Object.hashCode() general hashCode contract.

Overrides:
hashCode in class NameValuePair
Returns:
A hash code

equals

public boolean equals(Object obj)
Two cookies are equal if the name, path and domain match.

Specified by:
equals in interface Comparator
Overrides:
equals in class NameValuePair
Parameters:
obj - The object to compare against.
Returns:
true if the two objects are equal.

toExternalForm

public String toExternalForm()
Return a textual representation of the cookie.

Returns:
string.

compare

public int compare(Object o1,
                   Object o2)

Compares two cookies to determine order for cookie header.

Most specific should be first.

This method is implemented so a cookie can be used as a comparator for a SortedSet of cookies. Specifically it's used above in the createCookieHeader method.

Specified by:
compare in interface Comparator
Parameters:
o1 - The first object to be compared
o2 - The second object to be compared
Returns:
See Comparator.compare(Object,Object)

toString

public String toString()
Return a textual representation of the cookie.

Overrides:
toString in class NameValuePair
Returns:
string.
See Also:
toExternalForm()


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