added in API level 1

ResponseCache

public abstract class ResponseCache
extends Object

java.lang.Object
   ↳ java.net.ResponseCache


Represents implementations of URLConnection caches. An instance of such a class can be registered with the system by doing ResponseCache.setDefault(ResponseCache), and the system will call this object in order to:

  • store resource data which has been retrieved from an external source into the cache
  • try to fetch a requested resource that may have been stored in the cache
The ResponseCache implementation decides which resources should be cached, and for how long they should be cached. If a request resource cannot be retrieved from the cache, then the protocol handlers will fetch the resource from its original location. The settings for URLConnection#useCaches controls whether the protocol is allowed to use a cached response. For more information on HTTP caching, see RFC 2616: Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.1

Summary

Public constructors

ResponseCache()

Public methods

abstract CacheResponse get(URI uri, String rqstMethod, Map<StringList<String>> rqstHeaders)

Retrieve the cached response based on the requesting uri, request method and request headers.

static ResponseCache getDefault()

Gets the system-wide response cache.

abstract CacheRequest put(URI uri, URLConnection conn)

The protocol handler calls this method after a resource has been retrieved, and the ResponseCache must decide whether or not to store the resource in its cache.

static void setDefault(ResponseCache responseCache)

Sets (or unsets) the system-wide cache.

Inherited methods

Public constructors

ResponseCache

added in API level 1
public ResponseCache ()

Public methods

get

added in API level 1
public abstract CacheResponse get (URI uri, 
                String rqstMethod, 
                Map<StringList<String>> rqstHeaders)

Retrieve the cached response based on the requesting uri, request method and request headers. Typically this method is called by the protocol handler before it sends out the request to get the network resource. If a cached response is returned, that resource is used instead.

Parameters
uri URI: a URI used to reference the requested network resource

rqstMethod String: a String representing the request method

rqstHeaders Map: - a Map from request header field names to lists of field values representing the current request headers

Returns
CacheResponse a CacheResponse instance if available from cache, or null otherwise

Throws
IOException if an I/O error occurs
IllegalArgumentException if any one of the arguments is null

getDefault

added in API level 1
public static ResponseCache getDefault ()

Gets the system-wide response cache.

Returns
ResponseCache the system-wide ResponseCache

Throws
SecurityException If a security manager has been installed and it denies NetPermission("getResponseCache")

put

added in API level 1
public abstract CacheRequest put (URI uri, 
                URLConnection conn)

The protocol handler calls this method after a resource has been retrieved, and the ResponseCache must decide whether or not to store the resource in its cache. If the resource is to be cached, then put() must return a CacheRequest object which contains an OutputStream that the protocol handler will use to write the resource into the cache. If the resource is not to be cached, then put must return null.

Parameters
uri URI: a URI used to reference the requested network resource

conn URLConnection: - a URLConnection instance that is used to fetch the response to be cached

Returns
CacheRequest a CacheRequest for recording the response to be cached. Null return indicates that the caller does not intend to cache the response.

Throws
IOException if an I/O error occurs
IllegalArgumentException if any one of the arguments is null

setDefault

added in API level 1
public static void setDefault (ResponseCache responseCache)

Sets (or unsets) the system-wide cache. Note: non-standard procotol handlers may ignore this setting.

Parameters
responseCache ResponseCache: The response cache, or null to unset the cache.

Throws
SecurityException If a security manager has been installed and it denies NetPermission("setResponseCache")

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