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posting data using urlconnection

Posted on 2006-07-12
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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
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dont I need to set the content type?
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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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inzaghi,
> dont I need to set the content type?

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

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