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org.apache.http.message
Interface LineFormatter

All Known Implementing Classes:
BasicLineFormatter

public interface LineFormatter

Interface for formatting elements of the HEAD section of an HTTP message. This is the complement to LineParser. There are individual methods for formatting a request line, a status line, or a header line. The formatting does not include the trailing line break sequence CR-LF. Instances of this interface are expected to be stateless and thread-safe.

The formatted lines are returned in memory, the formatter does not depend on any specific IO mechanism. In order to avoid unnecessary creation of temporary objects, a buffer can be passed as argument to all formatting methods. The implementation may or may not actually use that buffer for formatting. If it is used, the buffer will first be cleared by the formatXXX methods. The argument buffer can always be re-used after the call. The buffer returned as the result, if it is different from the argument buffer, MUST NOT be modified.

Since:
4.0

Method Summary
 CharArrayBuffer appendProtocolVersion(CharArrayBuffer buffer, ProtocolVersion version)
          Formats a protocol version.
 CharArrayBuffer formatHeader(CharArrayBuffer buffer, Header header)
          Formats a header.
 CharArrayBuffer formatRequestLine(CharArrayBuffer buffer, RequestLine reqline)
          Formats a request line.
 CharArrayBuffer formatStatusLine(CharArrayBuffer buffer, StatusLine statline)
          Formats a status line.
 

Method Detail

appendProtocolVersion

CharArrayBuffer appendProtocolVersion(CharArrayBuffer buffer,
                                      ProtocolVersion version)
Formats a protocol version. This method does not follow the general contract for buffer arguments. It does not clear the argument buffer, but appends instead. The returned buffer can always be modified by the caller. Because of these differing conventions, it is not named formatProtocolVersion.

Parameters:
buffer - a buffer to which to append, or null
version - the protocol version to format
Returns:
a buffer with the formatted protocol version appended. The caller is allowed to modify the result buffer. If the buffer argument is not null, the returned buffer is the argument buffer.

formatRequestLine

CharArrayBuffer formatRequestLine(CharArrayBuffer buffer,
                                  RequestLine reqline)
Formats a request line.

Parameters:
buffer - a buffer available for formatting, or null. The buffer will be cleared before use.
reqline - the request line to format
Returns:
the formatted request line

formatStatusLine

CharArrayBuffer formatStatusLine(CharArrayBuffer buffer,
                                 StatusLine statline)
Formats a status line.

Parameters:
buffer - a buffer available for formatting, or null. The buffer will be cleared before use.
statline - the status line to format
Returns:
the formatted status line
Throws:
ParseException - in case of a parse error

formatHeader

CharArrayBuffer formatHeader(CharArrayBuffer buffer,
                             Header header)
Formats a header. Due to header continuation, the result may be multiple lines. In order to generate well-formed HTTP, the lines in the result must be separated by the HTTP line break sequence CR-LF. There is no trailing CR-LF in the result.
See the class comment for details about the buffer argument.

Parameters:
buffer - a buffer available for formatting, or null. The buffer will be cleared before use.
header - the header to format
Returns:
a buffer holding the formatted header, never null. The returned buffer may be different from the argument buffer.
Throws:
ParseException - in case of a parse error

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