Interface ConnectionReuseStrategy

All Known Implementing Classes:
DefaultConnectionReuseStrategy, NoConnectionReuseStrategy

public interface ConnectionReuseStrategy

Interface for deciding whether a connection can be re-used for subsequent requests and should be kept alive.

Implementations of this interface must be thread-safe. Access to shared data must be synchronized as methods of this interface may be executed from multiple threads.


Method Summary
 boolean keepAlive(HttpResponse response, HttpContext context)
          Decides whether a connection can be kept open after a request.

Method Detail


boolean keepAlive(HttpResponse response,
                  HttpContext context)
Decides whether a connection can be kept open after a request. If this method returns false, the caller MUST close the connection to correctly comply with the HTTP protocol. If it returns true, the caller SHOULD attempt to keep the connection open for reuse with another request.

One can use the HTTP context to retrieve additional objects that may be relevant for the keep-alive strategy: the actual HTTP connection, the original HTTP request, target host if known, number of times the connection has been reused already and so on.

If the connection is already closed, false is returned. The stale connection check MUST NOT be triggered by a connection reuse strategy.

response - The last response received over that connection.
context - the context in which the connection is being used.
true if the connection is allowed to be reused, or false if it MUST NOT be reused

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