Class PropertiesHandler

  extended by sunlabs.brazil.handler.PropertiesHandler (view source)
All Implemented Interfaces:

public class PropertiesHandler
extends Object
implements Handler

Handler for returning selected request properties as a text/plain document in java properties format. A server using this handler may be called by a server using the ProxyPropertiesHandler to communicate per-request properties between the two servers.


prefix, suffix, glob, match
Specify the URL that triggers this handler. (See MatchString).
Glob pattern to match properties selected (Defaults to *). This is re-examined at every request.
Type of output to generate (defaults to text/plain).
Comment to put on output (defaults to select).

Constructor Summary
Method Summary
 boolean init(Server server, String prefix)
          Initializes the handler.
 boolean respond(Request request)
          If this is one of our URL's, look through each request property, and selct those that match the Select property.
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
equals, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Constructor Detail


public PropertiesHandler()
Method Detail


public boolean init(Server server,
                    String prefix)
Description copied from interface: Handler
Initializes the handler.

Specified by:
init in interface Handler
server - The HTTP server that created this Handler. Typical Handlers will use Server.props to obtain run-time configuration information.
prefix - The handlers name. The string this Handler may prepend to all of the keys that it uses to extract configuration information from Server.props. This is set (by the Server and ChainHandler) to help avoid configuration parameter namespace collisions.
true if this Handler initialized successfully, false otherwise. If false is returned, this Handler should not be used.


public boolean respond(Request request)
                throws IOException
If this is one of our URL's, look through each request property, and selct those that match the Select property. Then emit them all as text/plain.

Specified by:
respond in interface Handler
request - The Request object that represents the HTTP request.
true if the request was handled. A request was handled if a response was supplied to the client, typically by calling Request.sendResponse() or Request.sendError.
IOException - if there was an I/O error while sending the response to the client. Typically, in that case, the Server will (try to) send an error message to the client and then close the client's connection.

The IOException should not be used to silently ignore problems such as being unable to access some server-side resource (for example getting a FileNotFoundException due to not being able to open a file). In that case, the Handler's duty is to turn that IOException into a HTTP response indicating, in this case, that a file could not be found.

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