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27  
28  package org.apache.http.impl.execchain;
29  
30  import java.io.IOException;
31  
32  import org.apache.http.HttpException;
33  import org.apache.http.client.methods.CloseableHttpResponse;
34  import org.apache.http.client.methods.HttpExecutionAware;
35  import org.apache.http.client.methods.HttpRequestWrapper;
36  import org.apache.http.client.protocol.HttpClientContext;
37  import org.apache.http.conn.routing.HttpRoute;
38  
39  /**
40   * This interface represents an element in the HTTP request execution chain. Each element can
41   * either be a decorator around another element that implements a cross cutting aspect or
42   * a self-contained executor capable of producing a response for the given request.
43   * <p/>
44   * Important: please note it is required for decorators that implement post execution aspects
45   * or response post-processing of any sort to release resources associated with the response
46   * by calling {@link CloseableHttpResponse#close()} methods in case of an I/O, protocol or
47   * runtime exception, or in case the response is not propagated to the caller.
48   *
49   * @since 4.3
50   */
51  public interface ClientExecChain {
52  
53      /**
54       * Executes th request either by transmitting it to the target server or
55       * by passing it onto the next executor in the request execution chain.
56       *
57       * @param route connection route.
58       * @param request current request.
59       * @param clientContext current HTTP context.
60       * @param execAware receiver of notifications of blocking I/O operations.
61       * @return HTTP response either received from the opposite endpoint
62       *   or generated locally.
63       * @throws IOException in case of a I/O error.
64       *   (this type of exceptions are potentially recoverable).
65       * @throws HttpException in case of an HTTP protocol error
66       *   (usually this type of exceptions are non-recoverable).
67       */
68      CloseableHttpResponse execute(
69              HttpRoute route,
70              HttpRequestWrapper request,
71              HttpClientContext clientContext,
72              HttpExecutionAware execAware) throws IOException, HttpException;
73  
74  }