Re: Parsing headers, was: Abstract from HTTP <was> Re: Welcome to JSR 311

From: Julian Reschke <>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2007 14:16:35 +0200

Paul Sandoz schrieb:
> ...
> Not that in the java doc of the proposal you can achieve the same thing
> using the HeaderParam annotation:
> @HeaderParam("Accept") List<String> tags
> The same rule also works for QueryParam and MatrixParam annotations.
> Note that the list is not 'normalized' so if there was:
> Accept: text/html, text/plain
> Accept: image/gif

So how would you parse something like:

        Accept: foo/bar;ext="a,b", text/plain

(as far as I understand, a parser for list-typed headers must understand
the syntax of each component)

> Then there would be two values "text/html, text/plain" and "image/gif".
> Not always ideal...
> Do you think normalization should be required?

I think it would be desirable...

Best regards, Julian