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Printing POST message

Tom Griffith
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Joined: Aug 06, 2004
Posts: 275
Hello. If somebody has a minute, is there a way to print the contents of a POST message to the console, ie....

POST /EndorsementSearch HTTP/1.1
Content-Type: text/xml; charset="utf-8"
Content-Length: 261
SOAPAction: ""
<m:GetEndorsingBoarder xmlns:m="">

I can obviously print the httpresponse using a bufferedreader and setting up an InputStream on the response...but not sure about outbound POST messages. Thank you very much for reading this.
Stan James
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Joined: Jan 29, 2003
Posts: 8791
See if the Apache Commons HTTPClient package has anything to help. They have an HttpURLConnection replacement that may be a bit more open. I tried to write one once using a raw socket inside so I could do some weird stuff, and realized it would involve implementing a major chunk of the HTTP protocol. I found another way to meet my requirements. You might, too. Have you tried an HTTP sniffer like HttpLook? Or maybe a proxy? (I know zip about proxies, but they seem to live in the right place to print out everything that goes through.)
[ July 31, 2006: Message edited by: Stan James ]

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