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HttpURLConnection - Stream closed

marc spoon

Joined: Aug 08, 2001
Posts: 13
i change the Request Method to "HEAD" and try to write the Header to stdout, but i get an IOException "Stream closed".
Anyone knows why?
URL url = new URL("");
HttpURLConnection conn;
conn = (HttpURLConnection) url.openConnection();
//disconnect to change Request Method
//and connect again
BufferedReader input = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(conn.getInputStream()));
while((line = input.readLine()) != null)
} catch (IOException ioe) {
System.out.println("IOException " + ioe.getMessage());
Bill Siggelkow
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jun 27, 2001
Posts: 57
I would guess the problem is that you have disconnected ... You may not be allowed to reconnect after a disconnect ... the following quote is from the HttpUrlConnection javadoc for the disconnect method ...

Indicates that other requests to the server are unlikely in the near future. Calling disconnect() should not imply that this HttpURLConnection instance can be reused for other requests.

Bill Siggelkow
Jade Cove Solutions
I agree. Here's the link:
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