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Getting Response Headers

srinath anand
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Joined: Nov 20, 2001
Posts: 30
Hello All,

Is there any way for me to get back the HTTP Response Headers using the J2EE framework in the format as given below ? I have a Filter which gets me the Request headers but I want to get the corresponding Response Headers also. Can it be done ?

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2004 22:12:57 GMT
Pragma: no-cache
Server: WebLogic WebLogic Server 6.1 SP1 09/18/2001 14:28:44 #138716
Content-Length: 297
Content-Type: text/html
Expires: Thu, 01 Dec 2004 16:00:00 GMT
Set-Cookie: SessionID=null; path=/
1073741567!7001!7002; path=/
Cache-Control: no-cache, post-check=0, pre-check=0


David O'Meara

Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

Do you need to extract the headers to use in your code or you just want to see them? You can attach some tools to intercept the HTTP Request/Response if it is just for debugging.
srinath anand
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Joined: Nov 20, 2001
Posts: 30
I want to see them.
I am printing out the request headers right now but I want the corresponding response headers sent by the server to the request headers.

subho saha
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Joined: Jun 15, 2005
Posts: 57
There is a software available for free called Http Look.You can use it to track the request response headers. The url to download it is "http://www.httpsniffer.com/".
Adeel Ansari
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Joined: Aug 15, 2004
Posts: 2874
Here is your best bet LIveHttpHeaders. Its a firefox extension.
srinath anand
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Joined: Nov 20, 2001
Posts: 30
Thanks for the replies. But I am using IE. Basically I am trying to track a JSESSIONID which is being lost somewhere. Thus I have to do it programatically.
Alec Lee
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Joined: Jan 28, 2004
Posts: 569
Try 'ethereal', which is a protocol analyzer allowing you not just to look at HTTP messages but loads of other stuff (TCP/ICMP/IPX). Of course, you can filter out those you don't want to see.
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
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