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Reasoning of response buffer manipulation

D Rog
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Can somebody provide useful examples when servlet set buffer size, flush and reset?


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Buffer size - the default is usually good

flush() - do this after you have written some output and are about to start a process that may be time consuming or may fail. This ensures that the user sees something instead of a blank screen. Also do a flush after you are sure all output has been written.

reset() - pretty tricky - this allows you to completely change the response headers and any body in the buffer - BUT could easily throw an IllegalStateException. I would consider reset() a symptom of bad design. If you think you need to use reset, its time to back off and rethink your architecture.

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