pick a body of http post in servlet

I have a java app in which I posted a long text message to a servlet app.

I looked thru the HttpServletRequest class. it is not obvious how I pick up the text I sent. the text  data is not in an attribute, since I did not do a form post.

the HttpServletRequest object has a inputbuffer, which seems to be full of data. but how do I get to it?
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Manikandan ThiagarajanSenior consultantCommented:
could you post the code now
bhomassAuthor Commented:
client side I did
                m_url = new URL ("http://"+SERVER+"/" + PROJPATH +"/"+ NEWREQUEST);
                m_urlConn = m_url.openConnection();

                m_urlConn.setDoInput (true);
                m_urlConn.setDoOutput (true);
                m_urlConn.setUseCaches (false);

                // Specify the content type.
//                urlConn.setRequestProperty
//                  ("Content-Type", "application/x-www-form-urlencoded");

                // Send POST output.
                m_req_os = new DataOutputStream (m_urlConn.getOutputStream ());
                String content =
                        "lots lots of text";
                  m_req_os.writeBytes (content);
                m_req_os.flush ();

server side I have
      public void doPost(HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse response) throws IOException, ServletException{
            this.request = request;
                // herer is my question. How do I get content sent by the client?
In the serverSide, try adding this code:

ServletInputStream in = request.getInputStream();
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bhomassAuthor Commented:
I tried that. followed by

            ServletInputStream is = request.getInputStream();
            byte buf[] = new byte[1000];
            String contentString = "";
            int nread = 0;
            while (-1!=(nread=is.read(buf))){
                  contentString += new String(buf, 0, nread);

but, I got 0 char's out of the input strream???
bhomassAuthor Commented:
ok, I added "body=" in front of the content in the client, and got it from request.getParameter("body") in the server;

not as elegant as I wanted, but this is good enough for me.
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