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Added in API level 1

HttpURLConnection

public abstract class HttpURLConnection
extends URLConnection

java.lang.Object
   ↳ java.net.URLConnection
     ↳ java.net.HttpURLConnection
Known Direct Subclasses


An URLConnection for HTTP (RFC 2616) used to send and receive data over the web. Data may be of any type and length. This class may be used to send and receive streaming data whose length is not known in advance.

Uses of this class follow a pattern:

  1. Obtain a new HttpURLConnection by calling URL.openConnection() and casting the result to HttpURLConnection.
  2. Prepare the request. The primary property of a request is its URI. Request headers may also include metadata such as credentials, preferred content types, and session cookies.
  3. Optionally upload a request body. Instances must be configured with setDoOutput(true) if they include a request body. Transmit data by writing to the stream returned by getOutputStream().
  4. Read the response. Response headers typically include metadata such as the response body's content type and length, modified dates and session cookies. The response body may be read from the stream returned by getInputStream(). If the response has no body, that method returns an empty stream.
  5. Disconnect. Once the response body has been read, the HttpURLConnection should be closed by calling disconnect(). Disconnecting releases the resources held by a connection so they may be closed or reused.

For example, to retrieve the webpage at http://www.android.com/:

   URL url = new URL("http://www.android.com/");
   HttpURLConnection urlConnection = (HttpURLConnection) url.openConnection();
   try {
     InputStream in = new BufferedInputStream(urlConnection.getInputStream());
     readStream(in);
    finally {
     urlConnection.disconnect();
   }
 }

Secure Communication with HTTPS

Calling openConnection() on a URL with the "https" scheme will return an HttpsURLConnection, which allows for overriding the default HostnameVerifier and SSLSocketFactory. An application-supplied SSLSocketFactory created from an SSLContext can provide a custom X509TrustManager for verifying certificate chains and a custom X509KeyManager for supplying client certificates. See HttpsURLConnection for more details.

Response Handling

HttpURLConnection will follow up to five HTTP redirects. It will follow redirects from one origin server to another. This implementation doesn't follow redirects from HTTPS to HTTP or vice versa.

If the HTTP response indicates that an error occurred, getInputStream() will throw an IOException. Use getErrorStream() to read the error response. The headers can be read in the normal way using getHeaderFields(),

Posting Content

To upload data to a web server, configure the connection for output using setDoOutput(true).

For best performance, you should call either setFixedLengthStreamingMode(int) when the body length is known in advance, or setChunkedStreamingMode(int) when it is not. Otherwise HttpURLConnection will be forced to buffer the complete request body in memory before it is transmitted, wasting (and possibly exhausting) heap and increasing latency.

For example, to perform an upload:

   HttpURLConnection urlConnection = (HttpURLConnection) url.openConnection();
   try {
     urlConnection.setDoOutput(true);
     urlConnection.setChunkedStreamingMode(0);

     OutputStream out = new BufferedOutputStream(urlConnection.getOutputStream());
     writeStream(out);

     InputStream in = new BufferedInputStream(urlConnection.getInputStream());
     readStream(in);
    finally {
     urlConnection.disconnect();
   }
 }

Performance

The input and output streams returned by this class are not buffered. Most callers should wrap the returned streams with BufferedInputStream or BufferedOutputStream. Callers that do only bulk reads or writes may omit buffering.

When transferring large amounts of data to or from a server, use streams to limit how much data is in memory at once. Unless you need the entire body to be in memory at once, process it as a stream (rather than storing the complete body as a single byte array or string).

To reduce latency, this class may reuse the same underlying Socket for multiple request/response pairs. As a result, HTTP connections may be held open longer than necessary. Calls to disconnect() may return the socket to a pool of connected sockets. This behavior can be disabled by setting the http.keepAlive system property to false before issuing any HTTP requests. The http.maxConnections property may be used to control how many idle connections to each server will be held.

By default, this implementation of HttpURLConnection requests that servers use gzip compression and it automatically decompresses the data for callers of getInputStream(). The Content-Encoding and Content-Length response headers are cleared in this case. Gzip compression can be disabled by setting the acceptable encodings in the request header:

   urlConnection.setRequestProperty("Accept-Encoding", "identity");
 

Setting the Accept-Encoding request header explicitly disables automatic decompression and leaves the response headers intact; callers must handle decompression as needed, according to the Content-Encoding header of the response.

getContentLength() returns the number of bytes transmitted and cannot be used to predict how many bytes can be read from getInputStream() for compressed streams. Instead, read that stream until it is exhausted, i.e. when read() returns -1.

Handling Network Sign-On

Some Wi-Fi networks block Internet access until the user clicks through a sign-on page. Such sign-on pages are typically presented by using HTTP redirects. You can use getURL() to test if your connection has been unexpectedly redirected. This check is not valid until after the response headers have been received, which you can trigger by calling getHeaderFields() or getInputStream(). For example, to check that a response was not redirected to an unexpected host:
   HttpURLConnection urlConnection = (HttpURLConnection) url.openConnection();
   try {
     InputStream in = new BufferedInputStream(urlConnection.getInputStream());
     if (!url.getHost().equals(urlConnection.getURL().getHost())) {
       // we were redirected! Kick the user out to the browser to sign on?
     
     ...
   } finally {
     urlConnection.disconnect();
   }
 }

HTTP Authentication

HttpURLConnection supports HTTP basic authentication. Use Authenticator to set the VM-wide authentication handler:
   Authenticator.setDefault(new Authenticator() {
     protected PasswordAuthentication getPasswordAuthentication() {
       return new PasswordAuthentication(username, password.toCharArray());
     
   });
 }
Unless paired with HTTPS, this is not a secure mechanism for user authentication. In particular, the username, password, request and response are all transmitted over the network without encryption.

Sessions with Cookies

To establish and maintain a potentially long-lived session between client and server, HttpURLConnection includes an extensible cookie manager. Enable VM-wide cookie management using CookieHandler and CookieManager:
   CookieManager cookieManager = new CookieManager();
   CookieHandler.setDefault(cookieManager);
 
By default, CookieManager accepts cookies from the origin server only. Two other policies are included: ACCEPT_ALL and ACCEPT_NONE. Implement CookiePolicy to define a custom policy.

The default CookieManager keeps all accepted cookies in memory. It will forget these cookies when the VM exits. Implement CookieStore to define a custom cookie store.

In addition to the cookies set by HTTP responses, you may set cookies programmatically. To be included in HTTP request headers, cookies must have the domain and path properties set.

By default, new instances of HttpCookie work only with servers that support RFC 2965 cookies. Many web servers support only the older specification, RFC 2109. For compatibility with the most web servers, set the cookie version to 0.

For example, to receive www.twitter.com in French:

   HttpCookie cookie = new HttpCookie("lang", "fr");
   cookie.setDomain("twitter.com");
   cookie.setPath("/");
   cookie.setVersion(0);
   cookieManager.getCookieStore().add(new URI("http://twitter.com/"), cookie);
 

HTTP Methods

HttpURLConnection uses the GET method by default. It will use POST if setDoOutput(true) has been called. Other HTTP methods (OPTIONS, HEAD, PUT, DELETE and TRACE) can be used with setRequestMethod(String).

Proxies

By default, this class will connect directly to the origin server. It can also connect via an HTTP or SOCKS proxy. To use a proxy, use URL.openConnection(Proxy) when creating the connection.

IPv6 Support

This class includes transparent support for IPv6. For hosts with both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, it will attempt to connect to each of a host's addresses until a connection is established.

Response Caching

Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich, API level 15) includes a response cache. See android.net.http.HttpResponseCache for instructions on enabling HTTP caching in your application.

Avoiding Bugs In Earlier Releases

Prior to Android 2.2 (Froyo), this class had some frustrating bugs. In particular, calling close() on a readable InputStream could poison the connection pool. Work around this by disabling connection pooling:
   private void disableConnectionReuseIfNecessary() {
   // Work around pre-Froyo bugs in HTTP connection reuse.
   if (Integer.parseInt(Build.VERSION.SDK) < Build.VERSION_CODES.FROYO) {
     System.setProperty("http.keepAlive", "false");
   
 }}

Each instance of HttpURLConnection may be used for one request/response pair. Instances of this class are not thread safe.

Summary

Constants

int HTTP_ACCEPTED

Numeric status code, 202: Accepted

int HTTP_BAD_GATEWAY

Numeric status code, 502: Bad Gateway

int HTTP_BAD_METHOD

Numeric status code, 405: Bad Method

int HTTP_BAD_REQUEST

Numeric status code, 400: Bad Request

int HTTP_CLIENT_TIMEOUT

Numeric status code, 408: Client Timeout

int HTTP_CONFLICT

Numeric status code, 409: Conflict

int HTTP_CREATED

Numeric status code, 201: Created

int HTTP_ENTITY_TOO_LARGE

Numeric status code, 413: Entity too large

int HTTP_FORBIDDEN

Numeric status code, 403: Forbidden

int HTTP_GATEWAY_TIMEOUT

Numeric status code, 504: Gateway timeout

int HTTP_GONE

Numeric status code, 410: Gone

int HTTP_INTERNAL_ERROR

Numeric status code, 500: Internal error

int HTTP_LENGTH_REQUIRED

Numeric status code, 411: Length required

int HTTP_MOVED_PERM

Numeric status code, 301 Moved permanently

int HTTP_MOVED_TEMP

Numeric status code, 302: Moved temporarily

int HTTP_MULT_CHOICE

Numeric status code, 300: Multiple choices

int HTTP_NOT_ACCEPTABLE

Numeric status code, 406: Not acceptable

int HTTP_NOT_AUTHORITATIVE

Numeric status code, 203: Not authoritative

int HTTP_NOT_FOUND

Numeric status code, 404: Not found

int HTTP_NOT_IMPLEMENTED

Numeric status code, 501: Not implemented

int HTTP_NOT_MODIFIED

Numeric status code, 304: Not modified

int HTTP_NO_CONTENT

Numeric status code, 204: No content

int HTTP_OK

Numeric status code, 200: OK

int HTTP_PARTIAL

Numeric status code, 206: Partial

int HTTP_PAYMENT_REQUIRED

Numeric status code, 402: Payment required

int HTTP_PRECON_FAILED

Numeric status code, 412: Precondition failed

int HTTP_PROXY_AUTH

Numeric status code, 407: Proxy authentication required

int HTTP_REQ_TOO_LONG

Numeric status code, 414: Request too long

int HTTP_RESET

Numeric status code, 205: Reset

int HTTP_SEE_OTHER

Numeric status code, 303: See other

int HTTP_SERVER_ERROR

This constant was deprecated in API level 1. Use HTTP_INTERNAL_ERROR instead.

int HTTP_UNAUTHORIZED

Numeric status code, 401: Unauthorized

int HTTP_UNAVAILABLE

Numeric status code, 503: Unavailable

int HTTP_UNSUPPORTED_TYPE

Numeric status code, 415: Unsupported type

int HTTP_USE_PROXY

Numeric status code, 305: Use proxy.

int HTTP_VERSION

Numeric status code, 505: Version not supported

Fields

protected int chunkLength

If the HTTP chunked encoding is enabled this parameter defines the chunk-length.

protected int fixedContentLength

The byte count in the request body if it is both known and streamed; and -1 otherwise.

protected long fixedContentLengthLong

The byte count in the request body if it is both known and streamed; and -1 otherwise.

protected boolean instanceFollowRedirects

Flag to define whether the protocol will automatically follow redirects or not.

protected String method

The HTTP request method of this HttpURLConnection.

protected int responseCode

The status code of the response obtained from the HTTP request.

protected String responseMessage

The HTTP response message which corresponds to the response code.

Inherited fields

From class java.net.URLConnection

Protected constructors

HttpURLConnection(URL url)

Constructs a new HttpURLConnection instance pointing to the resource specified by the url.

Public methods

abstract void disconnect()

Releases this connection so that its resources may be either reused or closed.

String getContentEncoding()

Returns the encoding used to transmit the response body over the network.

InputStream getErrorStream()

Returns an input stream from the server in the case of an error such as the requested file has not been found on the remote server.

static boolean getFollowRedirects()

Returns the value of followRedirects which indicates if this connection follows a different URL redirected by the server.

long getHeaderFieldDate(String field, long defaultValue)

Returns the date value in milliseconds since 01.01.1970, 00:00h corresponding to the header field field.

boolean getInstanceFollowRedirects()

Returns whether this connection follows redirects.

Permission getPermission()

Returns the permission object (in this case SocketPermission) with the host and the port number as the target name and "resolve, connect" as the action list.

String getRequestMethod()

Returns the request method which will be used to make the request to the remote HTTP server.

int getResponseCode()

Returns the response code returned by the remote HTTP server.

String getResponseMessage()

Returns the response message returned by the remote HTTP server.

void setChunkedStreamingMode(int chunkLength)

Stream a request body whose length is not known in advance.

void setFixedLengthStreamingMode(int contentLength)

Equivalent to setFixedLengthStreamingMode((long) contentLength), but available on earlier versions of Android and limited to 2 GiB.

void setFixedLengthStreamingMode(long contentLength)

Configures this connection to stream the request body with the known fixed byte count of contentLength.

static void setFollowRedirects(boolean auto)

Sets the flag of whether this connection will follow redirects returned by the remote server.

void setInstanceFollowRedirects(boolean followRedirects)

Sets whether this connection follows redirects.

void setRequestMethod(String method)

Sets the request command which will be sent to the remote HTTP server.

abstract boolean usingProxy()

Returns whether this connection uses a proxy server or not.

Inherited methods

From class java.net.URLConnection
From class java.lang.Object

Constants

HTTP_ACCEPTED

Added in API level 1
int HTTP_ACCEPTED

Numeric status code, 202: Accepted

Constant Value: 202 (0x000000ca)

HTTP_BAD_GATEWAY

Added in API level 1
int HTTP_BAD_GATEWAY

Numeric status code, 502: Bad Gateway

Constant Value: 502 (0x000001f6)

HTTP_BAD_METHOD

Added in API level 1
int HTTP_BAD_METHOD

Numeric status code, 405: Bad Method

Constant Value: 405 (0x00000195)

HTTP_BAD_REQUEST

Added in API level 1
int HTTP_BAD_REQUEST

Numeric status code, 400: Bad Request

Constant Value: 400 (0x00000190)

HTTP_CLIENT_TIMEOUT

Added in API level 1
int HTTP_CLIENT_TIMEOUT

Numeric status code, 408: Client Timeout

Constant Value: 408 (0x00000198)

HTTP_CONFLICT

Added in API level 1
int HTTP_CONFLICT

Numeric status code, 409: Conflict

Constant Value: 409 (0x00000199)

HTTP_CREATED

Added in API level 1
int HTTP_CREATED

Numeric status code, 201: Created

Constant Value: 201 (0x000000c9)

HTTP_ENTITY_TOO_LARGE

Added in API level 1
int HTTP_ENTITY_TOO_LARGE

Numeric status code, 413: Entity too large

Constant Value: 413 (0x0000019d)

HTTP_FORBIDDEN

Added in API level 1
int HTTP_FORBIDDEN

Numeric status code, 403: Forbidden

Constant Value: 403 (0x00000193)

HTTP_GATEWAY_TIMEOUT

Added in API level 1
int HTTP_GATEWAY_TIMEOUT

Numeric status code, 504: Gateway timeout

Constant Value: 504 (0x000001f8)

HTTP_GONE

Added in API level 1
int HTTP_GONE

Numeric status code, 410: Gone

Constant Value: 410 (0x0000019a)

HTTP_INTERNAL_ERROR

Added in API level 1
int HTTP_INTERNAL_ERROR

Numeric status code, 500: Internal error

Constant Value: 500 (0x000001f4)

HTTP_LENGTH_REQUIRED

Added in API level 1
int HTTP_LENGTH_REQUIRED

Numeric status code, 411: Length required

Constant Value: 411 (0x0000019b)

HTTP_MOVED_PERM

Added in API level 1
int HTTP_MOVED_PERM

Numeric status code, 301 Moved permanently

Constant Value: 301 (0x0000012d)

HTTP_MOVED_TEMP

Added in API level 1
int HTTP_MOVED_TEMP

Numeric status code, 302: Moved temporarily

Constant Value: 302 (0x0000012e)

HTTP_MULT_CHOICE

Added in API level 1
int HTTP_MULT_CHOICE

Numeric status code, 300: Multiple choices

Constant Value: 300 (0x0000012c)

HTTP_NOT_ACCEPTABLE

Added in API level 1
int HTTP_NOT_ACCEPTABLE

Numeric status code, 406: Not acceptable

Constant Value: 406 (0x00000196)

HTTP_NOT_AUTHORITATIVE

Added in API level 1
int HTTP_NOT_AUTHORITATIVE

Numeric status code, 203: Not authoritative

Constant Value: 203 (0x000000cb)

HTTP_NOT_FOUND

Added in API level 1
int HTTP_NOT_FOUND

Numeric status code, 404: Not found

Constant Value: 404 (0x00000194)

HTTP_NOT_IMPLEMENTED

Added in API level 1
int HTTP_NOT_IMPLEMENTED

Numeric status code, 501: Not implemented

Constant Value: 501 (0x000001f5)

HTTP_NOT_MODIFIED

Added in API level 1
int HTTP_NOT_MODIFIED

Numeric status code, 304: Not modified

Constant Value: 304 (0x00000130)

HTTP_NO_CONTENT

Added in API level 1
int HTTP_NO_CONTENT

Numeric status code, 204: No content

Constant Value: 204 (0x000000cc)

HTTP_OK

Added in API level 1
int HTTP_OK

Numeric status code, 200: OK

Constant Value: 200 (0x000000c8)

HTTP_PARTIAL

Added in API level 1
int HTTP_PARTIAL

Numeric status code, 206: Partial

Constant Value: 206 (0x000000ce)

HTTP_PAYMENT_REQUIRED

Added in API level 1
int HTTP_PAYMENT_REQUIRED

Numeric status code, 402: Payment required

Constant Value: 402 (0x00000192)

HTTP_PRECON_FAILED

Added in API level 1
int HTTP_PRECON_FAILED

Numeric status code, 412: Precondition failed

Constant Value: 412 (0x0000019c)

HTTP_PROXY_AUTH

Added in API level 1
int HTTP_PROXY_AUTH

Numeric status code, 407: Proxy authentication required

Constant Value: 407 (0x00000197)

HTTP_REQ_TOO_LONG

Added in API level 1
int HTTP_REQ_TOO_LONG

Numeric status code, 414: Request too long

Constant Value: 414 (0x0000019e)

HTTP_RESET

Added in API level 1
int HTTP_RESET

Numeric status code, 205: Reset

Constant Value: 205 (0x000000cd)

HTTP_SEE_OTHER

Added in API level 1
int HTTP_SEE_OTHER

Numeric status code, 303: See other

Constant Value: 303 (0x0000012f)

HTTP_SERVER_ERROR

Added in API level 1
int HTTP_SERVER_ERROR

This constant was deprecated in API level 1.
Use HTTP_INTERNAL_ERROR instead.

Numeric status code, 500: Internal error

Constant Value: 500 (0x000001f4)

HTTP_UNAUTHORIZED

Added in API level 1
int HTTP_UNAUTHORIZED

Numeric status code, 401: Unauthorized

Constant Value: 401 (0x00000191)

HTTP_UNAVAILABLE

Added in API level 1
int HTTP_UNAVAILABLE

Numeric status code, 503: Unavailable

Constant Value: 503 (0x000001f7)

HTTP_UNSUPPORTED_TYPE

Added in API level 1
int HTTP_UNSUPPORTED_TYPE

Numeric status code, 415: Unsupported type

Constant Value: 415 (0x0000019f)

HTTP_USE_PROXY

Added in API level 1
int HTTP_USE_PROXY

Numeric status code, 305: Use proxy.

Like Firefox and Chrome, this class doesn't honor this response code. Other implementations respond to this status code by retrying the request using the HTTP proxy named by the response's Location header field.

Constant Value: 305 (0x00000131)

HTTP_VERSION

Added in API level 1
int HTTP_VERSION

Numeric status code, 505: Version not supported

Constant Value: 505 (0x000001f9)

Fields

chunkLength

Added in API level 1
int chunkLength

If the HTTP chunked encoding is enabled this parameter defines the chunk-length. Default value is -1 that means the chunked encoding mode is disabled.

fixedContentLength

Added in API level 1
int fixedContentLength

The byte count in the request body if it is both known and streamed; and -1 otherwise. If the byte count exceeds MAX_VALUE (2 GiB) then the value of this field will be MAX_VALUE. In that case use fixedContentLengthLong to access the exact byte count.

fixedContentLengthLong

Added in API level 19
long fixedContentLengthLong

The byte count in the request body if it is both known and streamed; and -1 otherwise. Prefer this field over the int-valued fixedContentLength on platforms that support both.

instanceFollowRedirects

Added in API level 1
boolean instanceFollowRedirects

Flag to define whether the protocol will automatically follow redirects or not. The default value is true.

method

Added in API level 1
String method

The HTTP request method of this HttpURLConnection. The default value is "GET".

responseCode

Added in API level 1
int responseCode

The status code of the response obtained from the HTTP request. The default value is -1.

  • 1xx: Informational
  • 2xx: Success
  • 3xx: Relocation/Redirection
  • 4xx: Client Error
  • 5xx: Server Error
  • responseMessage

    Added in API level 1
    String responseMessage

    The HTTP response message which corresponds to the response code.

    Protected constructors

    HttpURLConnection

    Added in API level 1
    HttpURLConnection (URL url)

    Constructs a new HttpURLConnection instance pointing to the resource specified by the url.

    Parameters
    url URL: the URL of this connection.

    See also:

    Public methods

    disconnect

    Added in API level 1
    void disconnect ()

    Releases this connection so that its resources may be either reused or closed.

    Unlike other Java implementations, this will not necessarily close socket connections that can be reused. You can disable all connection reuse by setting the http.keepAlive system property to false before issuing any HTTP requests.

    getContentEncoding

    Added in API level 1
    String getContentEncoding ()

    Returns the encoding used to transmit the response body over the network. This is null or "identity" if the content was not encoded, or "gzip" if the body was gzip compressed. Most callers will be more interested in the content type, which may also include the content's character encoding.

    Returns
    String the value of the response header field content-encoding.

    getErrorStream

    Added in API level 1
    InputStream getErrorStream ()

    Returns an input stream from the server in the case of an error such as the requested file has not been found on the remote server. This stream can be used to read the data the server will send back.

    Returns
    InputStream the error input stream returned by the server.

    getFollowRedirects

    Added in API level 1
    boolean getFollowRedirects ()

    Returns the value of followRedirects which indicates if this connection follows a different URL redirected by the server. It is enabled by default.

    Returns
    boolean the value of the flag.

    See also:

    getHeaderFieldDate

    Added in API level 1
    long getHeaderFieldDate (String field, 
                    long defaultValue)

    Returns the date value in milliseconds since 01.01.1970, 00:00h corresponding to the header field field. The defaultValue will be returned if no such field can be found in the response header.

    Parameters
    field String: the header field name.
    defaultValue long: the default value to use if the specified header field wont be found.
    Returns
    long the header field represented in milliseconds since January 1, 1970 GMT.

    getInstanceFollowRedirects

    Added in API level 1
    boolean getInstanceFollowRedirects ()

    Returns whether this connection follows redirects.

    Returns
    boolean true if this connection follows redirects, false otherwise.

    getPermission

    Added in API level 1
    Permission getPermission ()

    Returns the permission object (in this case SocketPermission) with the host and the port number as the target name and "resolve, connect" as the action list. If the port number of this URL instance is lower than 0 the port will be set to 80.

    Returns
    Permission the permission object required for this connection.
    Throws
    IOException if an IO exception occurs during the creation of the permission object.

    getRequestMethod

    Added in API level 1
    String getRequestMethod ()

    Returns the request method which will be used to make the request to the remote HTTP server. All possible methods of this HTTP implementation is listed in the class definition.

    Returns
    String the request method string.

    See also:

    getResponseCode

    Added in API level 1
    int getResponseCode ()

    Returns the response code returned by the remote HTTP server.

    Returns
    int the response code, -1 if no valid response code.
    Throws
    IOException if there is an IO error during the retrieval.

    See also:

    getResponseMessage

    Added in API level 1
    String getResponseMessage ()

    Returns the response message returned by the remote HTTP server.

    Returns
    String the response message. null if no such response exists.
    Throws
    IOException if there is an error during the retrieval.

    See also:

    setChunkedStreamingMode

    Added in API level 1
    void setChunkedStreamingMode (int chunkLength)

    Stream a request body whose length is not known in advance. Old HTTP/1.0 only servers may not support this mode.

    When HTTP chunked encoding is used, the stream is divided into chunks, each prefixed with a header containing the chunk's size. A large chunk length requires a large internal buffer, potentially wasting memory. A small chunk length increases the number of bytes that must be transmitted because of the header on every chunk.

    Implementation details: In some releases the chunkLength is treated as a hint: chunks sent to the server may actually be larger or smaller. To force a chunk to be sent to the server call flush().

    Parameters
    chunkLength int: the length to use, or 0 for the default chunk length.
    Throws
    IllegalStateException if already connected or another mode already set.

    See also:

    setFixedLengthStreamingMode

    Added in API level 1
    void setFixedLengthStreamingMode (int contentLength)

    Equivalent to setFixedLengthStreamingMode((long) contentLength), but available on earlier versions of Android and limited to 2 GiB.

    Parameters
    contentLength int

    setFixedLengthStreamingMode

    Added in API level 19
    void setFixedLengthStreamingMode (long contentLength)

    Configures this connection to stream the request body with the known fixed byte count of contentLength.

    Parameters
    contentLength long: the fixed length of the HTTP request body.
    Throws
    IllegalStateException if already connected or another mode already set.
    IllegalArgumentException if contentLength is less than zero.

    See also:

    setFollowRedirects

    Added in API level 1
    void setFollowRedirects (boolean auto)

    Sets the flag of whether this connection will follow redirects returned by the remote server.

    Parameters
    auto boolean: the value to enable or disable this option.

    setInstanceFollowRedirects

    Added in API level 1
    void setInstanceFollowRedirects (boolean followRedirects)

    Sets whether this connection follows redirects.

    Parameters
    followRedirects boolean: true if this connection will follows redirects, false otherwise.

    setRequestMethod

    Added in API level 1
    void setRequestMethod (String method)

    Sets the request command which will be sent to the remote HTTP server. This method can only be called before the connection is made.

    Parameters
    method String: the string representing the method to be used.
    Throws
    ProtocolException if this is called after connected, or the method is not supported by this HTTP implementation.

    See also:

    usingProxy

    Added in API level 1
    boolean usingProxy ()

    Returns whether this connection uses a proxy server or not.

    Returns
    boolean true if this connection passes a proxy server, false otherwise.
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