Class ProxyPropertiesHandler

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

public class ProxyPropertiesHandler
extends GenericProxyHandler
implements Handler

Obtain properties format content from remote websites, and add it to the current request properties. Many of the handlers are designed to produce side effects, by inserting values into the request properties (see PropertiesHandler). If they are instead configured to produce the properties in java properties format, then this handler will read their output, and place the result in the request object on their behalf. This capability allows certain handlers to be run on other web sites, yet behave as if they are in the handler chain. The following request properties are used:

The document type for files to process as java properties (defaults to text/plain)
The prefix that should be prepended to each property before it is inserted into the request properties
The url that should be used to fetch the remote content. If not specified, the curent url is used instead. Any ${...} constructs in the url are evaluated at each request.
NOTE: This capability should be generalized.

Nested Class Summary
Nested classes/interfaces inherited from class sunlabs.brazil.handler.GenericProxyHandler
Field Summary
Fields inherited from class sunlabs.brazil.handler.GenericProxyHandler
Constructor Summary
Method Summary
 boolean init(Server server, String prefix)
          Do one-time setup.
 byte[] modifyContent(Request request, byte[] content)
          Rewrite the links in an html file so they resolve correctly in proxy mode.
 boolean respond(Request request)
          If this is one of "our" url's, fetch the document from the destination server, and return it as if it was local.
Methods inherited from class sunlabs.brazil.handler.GenericProxyHandler
getMapper, isMine
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
equals, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Constructor Detail


public ProxyPropertiesHandler()
Method Detail


public boolean init(Server server,
                    String prefix)
Description copied from class: GenericProxyHandler
Do one-time setup. get and process the handler properties. we can contact the server identified by the host parameter.

Specified by:
init in interface Handler
init in class GenericProxyHandler
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
Description copied from class: GenericProxyHandler
If this is one of "our" url's, fetch the document from the destination server, and return it as if it was local.

Specified by:
respond in interface Handler
respond in class GenericProxyHandler
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.


public byte[] modifyContent(Request request,
                            byte[] content)
Description copied from class: GenericProxyHandler
Rewrite the links in an html file so they resolve correctly in proxy mode.

modifyContent in class GenericProxyHandler
request - The original request to this "proxy"
content - The content that needs to be rewritten.
true if the headers and content should be sent to the client, false otherwise Modifies "headers" as a side effect

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