This week's book giveaway is in the Mac OS forum.
We're giving away four copies of a choice of "Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite" or "Take Control of Automating Your Mac" and have Joe Kissell on-line!
See this thread for details.
The moose likes JSP and the fly likes Query about POST request body content Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login

JavaRanch » Java Forums » Java » JSP
Bookmark "Query about POST request body content" Watch "Query about POST request body content" New topic

Query about POST request body content

Tushar Madhukar
Ranch Hand

Joined: May 03, 2006
Posts: 36

I have a JSP page, which allows users to submit specific info to a web-app. Apart from the form parameters, the POST request needs to contain an XML string in the body of the request too.

Now, I am not sure how to set this XML in the body of the POST request. A normal form submission results in POST with content-type as 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded'. But, in this case, the body will contain XML too which should reflect in the content-type header. Is this kind of paradigm supported in HTTP? How can I do this?

Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42047
No, that wouldn't be reflected in the content type. The only option is to submit the XML as straight text - either in a text (or hidden) field, or a text area. There are no provisions for somehow "embedding" XML in an HTML form.

Ping & DNS - my free Android networking tools app
GeeCON Prague 2014
subject: Query about POST request body content