[jax-rs-spec users] [jsr339-experts] Re: Heads Up: Severe problem when rewriting responses! Is our Filter API suitable?

From: Markus KARG <>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 23:53:34 +0200


great to hear from you. :-)

> > the problem is that the response filter (or an interceptor, or a
> > combination
> > - I actually don't care as long as it works) must change the entity
> > *representation* (the XML, not the Java Object).
> Why don't you do everything in an interceptor?
> Jan

Good point. In fact, just a minute ago I made it work to overwrite the
Content-Length by setting the header in the write interceptor. But to answer
your question: I still need the request filter and the custom property to
decide whether the interceptor must work, since there is one more constraint
I did not repeat to say (was contained in the very first posting of this
thread): I have to modify the http method before matching, which is
impossible in an interceptor.

Anyways, the filter is working so, so it proofs that the API is suitable. On
the other hand, it would be interesting to learn what response context's
setOutputStream() method actually is good for...?