[jax-rs-spec users] [jsr339-experts] Re: get rid of getSize/Length

From: Santiago Pericas-Geertsen <>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 10:54:30 -0400

On May 30, 2012, at 2:35 PM, Bill Burke wrote:

> I'd like to get rid of or deprecate any getSize()/getLength() methods
> * MessageBodyWriter.getSize() should be deprecated and maybe have its language changed so that the value returned here is ignored, or at least, future implementations should always return -1. The reason for this is that the MBW should have full control on whether a Content-Length header is set or not and the JAX-RS runtime should not set this.

 So, is your suggestion that all MBW's set Content-Length in writeTo?

> * ClientRequestContext.getLength() should be removed. Users will not (and should not) be setting a Content-Length header. Also, usually this value will never be known within a filter/interceptor invocation.

 I tend to agree, yes.

-- Santiago