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(4.3) No longer used
public interface RequestDirector
A client-side request director.
The director decides which steps are necessary to execute a request.
It establishes connections and optionally processes redirects and
authentication challenges. The director may therefore generate and
send a sequence of requests in order to execute one initial request.
HttpResponse execute( HttpHost target,
Executes a request.
Note: For the time being, a new director is instantiated for each request.
This is the same behavior as for
in HttpClient 3.
target - the target host for the request.
Implementations may accept
if they can still determine a route, for example
to a default target or by inspecting the request.
request - the request to execute
context - the context for executing the request
Returns: the final response to the request.
This is never an intermediate response with status code 1xx.
- in case of a problem
- in case of an IO problem
or if the connection was aborted
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