posting data using urlconnection

How can I post data to a url using the urlconnection class.the data to be posted is a string.
I also need to set the content type, can you show what I need to set as the content type

thanks in advance
inzaghiAsked:
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inzaghiAuthor Commented:
dont I need to set the content type?
girionisCommented:
As for the content type I already answered to you here: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Java/Q_21901926.html (my very first comment)
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girionisCommented:
inzaghi,
> dont I need to set the content type?

YOu will need to use the following: urlConn.setRequestProperty("Content-Type", "<your content type here>");
inzaghiAuthor Commented:
what content type is set for strings
girionisCommented:
YOU do not need to set any content type for strings.
girionisCommented:
Maybe you can try plain/text. Are you sending form parameters?
girionisCommented:
> plain/text

text/plain I mean
inzaghiAuthor Commented:
Is it correct, u only set the content type for post operations and not for get?
girionisCommented:
Hmm... Not sure but I guess yes, since with GET you cannot send binary data or XML for instance, just strings.
Mayank SAssociate Director - Product EngineeringCommented:
You don't need to set it for GET (I don't remember doing it but still got the output).
girionisCommented:
:)
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