Re: Patch: Jersey Client Backend

From: Marc Hadley <Marc.Hadley_at_Sun.COM>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 15:58:36 -0500

Thanks for the patch. I'm a bit tied up this week but I'll try to take
a look towards the end of the week or early next week.


On Nov 18, 2008, at 2:54 PM, Jorge L Williams wrote:

> Hey guys,
> The following patch allows WADL2Java clients to use the Jersey-
> Client library as a backend. This replaces the URLConnection based
> backend that currently exists. Using Jersey allows access for a fair
> amount of configurability. There's a new class (ClientConfigurator)
> that allows the developer to specify a root ClientHandler and a
> ClientConfig (see JavaDoc for jersey-client). When used in
> conjunction with the HttpClient backend for Jersey a developer can
> gain access to new features such as preemptive authentication.
> Here's how I setup my WADL2Java client:
> DefaultHttpClientConfig clientConfig = new DefaultHttpClientConfig();
> clientConfig.setCredentials (null, "", 443, username,
> password);
> clientConfig.getProperties().put
> ClientConfigurator.setClientHandler(new HttpClientHandler());
> ClientConfigurator.setClientConfig (clientConfig);
> Note, this is based on the HttpClient backend which I've submitted
> as a separate patch to the Jersey developer mailing list.
> The client config and handler can change between requests.
> A developer is not required to use ClientConfigurator at all. If
> it's not used, a WADL client will use a default root ClientHandler,
> which uses URLConnection, with a default ClientConfig. For the most
> part, developers will not notice a difference between this backend
> and the previous one. The only big difference is that WADL
> resource calls used to throw MalformedURLExceptions and IOExceptions
> and they now throw URISyntaxExceptions and UniformInterfaceExceptions.
> -jOrGe W.
> <
> jerseyclient
> .patch
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Marc Hadley <marc.hadley at>
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