Android APIs
Added in API level 1
Deprecated since API level 22
public interface

LineFormatter

org.apache.http.message.LineFormatter
Known Indirect Subclasses

This interface was deprecated in API level 22.
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Class Overview

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.

Summary

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

Public Methods

public abstract CharArrayBuffer appendProtocolVersion (CharArrayBuffer buffer, ProtocolVersion version)

Added in API level 1

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.

public abstract CharArrayBuffer formatHeader (CharArrayBuffer buffer, Header header)

Added in API level 1

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
in case of a parse error

public abstract CharArrayBuffer formatRequestLine (CharArrayBuffer buffer, RequestLine reqline)

Added in API level 1

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

public abstract CharArrayBuffer formatStatusLine (CharArrayBuffer buffer, StatusLine statline)

Added in API level 1

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
in case of a parse error