RFR: 8245095: Implementation of JEP 408: Simple Web Server

Daniel Fuchs dfuchs at openjdk.java.net
Tue Sep 14 16:51:09 UTC 2021

On Tue, 14 Sep 2021 08:52:37 GMT, Julia Boes <jboes at openjdk.org> wrote:

> This change implements a simple web server that can be run on the command-line with `java -m jdk.httpserver`.
> This is facilitated by adding an entry point for the `jdk.httpserver` module, an implementation class whose main method is run when the above command is executed. This is the first such module entry point in the JDK.
> The server is a minimal HTTP server that serves the static files of a given directory, similar to existing alternatives on other platforms and convenient for testing, development, and debugging.
> Additionally, a small API is introduced for programmatic creation and customization.
> Testing: tier1-3.

src/jdk.httpserver/share/classes/com/sun/net/httpserver/HttpHandlers.java line 129:

> 127:      * response <i>body bytes</i> are a {@code UTF-8} encoded byte sequence of
> 128:      * {@code body}. The response {@linkplain HttpExchange#sendResponseHeaders(int, long) is sent}
> 129:      * with the given {@code statusCode} and the body bytes' length. The body

That might give the impression that chunked encoding will be used if the body length is 0. I wonder if it should say instead:

with the given {@code statusCode} and a {@code Content-Length} field set to the body bytes' length.


PR: https://git.openjdk.java.net/jdk/pull/5505

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