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Parse xml through proxy using javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilder

Posted on 2006-05-25
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Last Modified: 2008-02-26
Hi Experts,
    I am developing my application behind a proxy server, so for every http request i sent, i have to do something with it.
For example, i am using httpunit to send a http request.
In order to do that, i need to call
public void setProxyServer(java.lang.String proxyHost,
                           int proxyPort,
                           java.lang.String userName,
                           java.lang.String password)
before sending out http requests, with my account details of course.

My problem now is, i am trying to parse a xml file by using
javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilder.parse(String uri)

since the http request is hid inside this parse(String uri) method, how do i bypass the proxy server?

Question by:fungi8210
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objects earned 2000 total points
ID: 16766998
If you want to bypass the proxy just don't specify a proxy.
Though not sure how it will work without going thru proxy.

If you want Java to use the proxy for all calls then this link shows you how:

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by:Mayank S
ID: 16767453
Why do you want to by pass the proxy BTW?

Author Comment

ID: 16768218
Because the proxy-based firewall is blocking my http request coming from inside the proxy server.
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by:Mayank S
ID: 16768814
I'm not sure if it will work without it - do you have a direct connection?

Author Comment

ID: 16768925
mayankeagle, i am behind the proxy server, which means when i send a http request, i then need to provide my user name and password.
the url provided by "objects" worked fine, thanks
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by:Mayank S
ID: 16768972
>> i then need to provide my user name and password.

That is understood, but objects link is about using the proxy for all sockets, which is also understood. So where exactly is "bypassing the proxy"?

Author Comment

ID: 16769012
sorry mayankeagle, it was my fault for using the wrong word.
I guess bypass is not the word to use, what I wanted to do is send a http request
through the proxy, and not bypassing it.
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by:Mayank S
ID: 16769173
Now that entirely changes the question....

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