org.apache.http.entity.mime.content
Interface ContentDescriptor

All Known Subinterfaces:
ContentBody
All Known Implementing Classes:
AbstractContentBody, ByteArrayBody, FileBody, InputStreamBody, StringBody

public interface ContentDescriptor

Represents common content properties.


Method Summary
 String getCharset()
          The body descriptors character set, defaulted appropriately for the MIME type.
 long getContentLength()
          Returns the body descriptors content-length.
 String getMediaType()
          Gets the defaulted MIME media type for this content.
 String getMimeType()
          Returns the body descriptors MIME type.
 String getSubType()
          Gets the defaulted MIME sub type for this content.
 String getTransferEncoding()
          Returns the body descriptors transfer encoding.
 

Method Detail

getMimeType

String getMimeType()
Returns the body descriptors MIME type.

Returns:
The MIME type, which has been parsed from the content-type definition. Must not be null, but "text/plain", if no content-type was specified.
See Also:
getMediaType(), getSubType()

getMediaType

String getMediaType()
Gets the defaulted MIME media type for this content. For example TEXT, IMAGE, MULTIPART

Returns:
the MIME media type when content-type specified, otherwise the correct default (TEXT)
See Also:
getMimeType()

getSubType

String getSubType()
Gets the defaulted MIME sub type for this content.

Returns:
the MIME media type when content-type is specified, otherwise the correct default (PLAIN)
See Also:
getMimeType()

getCharset

String getCharset()

The body descriptors character set, defaulted appropriately for the MIME type.

For TEXT types, this will be defaulted to us-ascii. For other types, when the charset parameter is missing this property will be null.

Returns:
Character set, which has been parsed from the content-type definition. Not null for TEXT types, when unset will be set to default us-ascii. For other types, when unset, null will be returned.

getTransferEncoding

String getTransferEncoding()
Returns the body descriptors transfer encoding.

Returns:
The transfer encoding. Must not be null, but "7bit", if no transfer-encoding was specified.

getContentLength

long getContentLength()
Returns the body descriptors content-length.

Returns:
Content length, if known, or -1, to indicate the absence of a content-length header.


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