[jax-rs-spec users] Re: How is an SSE method selected

From: Markus KARG <>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2015 19:22:18 +0100

As it is no special case at all, it simply is selected in case it is the best matching method.


From: Sergey Beryozkin []
Sent: Donnerstag, 12. November 2015 13:12
Subject: How is an SSE method selected


Hi All

It is somewhat related to the earlier discussion.
From SSE [1]:

"For HTTP connections, the Accept header may be included; if included, it must contain only formats of event framing that are supported by the user agent (one of which must be text/event-stream <> , as described below)."

So, if Accept: text/event-stream is included, I can see how having @Produces(text/event-stream) can indeed help in relying on the existing JAX-RS mechanism to ensure that the relevant method is selected.

However, the language above implies that it is optional to have Accept for initiating an SSE channel. What happens if Accept is omitted - how will the method be selected in that case ?

Thanks, Sergey