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Java - Tomcat tags/keywords

cometevent, error, eventsubtype, eventsubtype, eventtype, eventtype, http, io, ioexception, ioexception, request, response, server_shutdown, servlet, servletexception, servletexception, session_end, timeout, unsupportedoperationexception

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package org.apache.catalina;


import javax.servlet.ServletException;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse;

 * The CometEvent interface.
 * @author Filip Hanik
 * @author Remy Maucherat
public interface CometEvent {

     * Enumeration describing the major events that the container can invoke 
     * the CometProcessors event() method with
     * BEGIN - will be called at the beginning 
     *  of the processing of the connection. It can be used to initialize any relevant 
     *  fields using the request and response objects. Between the end of the processing 
     *  of this event, and the beginning of the processing of the end or error events,
     *  it is possible to use the response object to write data on the open connection.
     *  Note that the response object and depedent OutputStream and Writer are still 
     *  not synchronized, so when they are accessed by multiple threads, 
     *  synchronization is mandatory. After processing the initial event, the request 
     *  is considered to be committed.
     * READ - This indicates that input data is available, and that one read can be made
     *  without blocking. The available and ready methods of the InputStream or
     *  Reader may be used to determine if there is a risk of blocking: the servlet
     *  should read while data is reported available. When encountering a read error, 
     *  the servlet should report it by propagating the exception properly. Throwing 
     *  an exception will cause the error event to be invoked, and the connection 
     *  will be closed. 
     *  Alternately, it is also possible to catch any exception, perform clean up
     *  on any data structure the servlet may be using, and using the close method
     *  of the event. It is not allowed to attempt reading data from the request 
     *  object outside of the execution of this method.
     * END - End may be called to end the processing of the request. Fields that have
     *  been initialized in the begin method should be reset. After this event has
     *  been processed, the request and response objects, as well as all their dependent
     *  objects will be recycled and used to process other requests. End will also be 
     *  called when data is available and the end of file is reached on the request input
     *  (this usually indicates the client has pipelined a request).
     * ERROR - Error will be called by the container in the case where an IO exception
     *  or a similar unrecoverable error occurs on the connection. Fields that have
     *  been initialized in the begin method should be reset. After this event has
     *  been processed, the request and response objects, as well as all their dependent
     *  objects will be recycled and used to process other requests.
    public enum EventType {BEGIN, READ, END, ERROR}
     * Event details
     * TIMEOUT - the connection timed out (sub type of ERROR); note that this ERROR type is not fatal, and
     *   the connection will not be closed unless the servlet uses the close method of the event
     * CLIENT_DISCONNECT - the client connection was closed (sub type of ERROR)
     * IOEXCEPTION - an IO exception occurred, such as invalid content, for example, an invalid chunk block (sub type of ERROR)
     * WEBAPP_RELOAD - the webapplication is being reloaded (sub type of END)
     * SERVER_SHUTDOWN - the server is shutting down (sub type of END)
     * SESSION_END - the servlet ended the session (sub type of END)
     * Returns the HttpServletRequest.
     * @return HttpServletRequest
    public HttpServletRequest getHttpServletRequest();
     * Returns the HttpServletResponse.
     * @return HttpServletResponse
    public HttpServletResponse getHttpServletResponse();
     * Returns the event type.
     * @return EventType
    public EventType getEventType();
     * Returns the sub type of this event.
     * @return EventSubType
    public EventSubType getEventSubType();
     * Ends the Comet session. This signals to the container that 
     * the container wants to end the comet session. This will send back to the
     * client a notice that the server has no more data to send as part of this
     * request. The servlet should perform any needed cleanup as if it had recieved
     * an END or ERROR event. 
     * @throws IOException if an IO exception occurs
    public void close() throws IOException;
     * Sets the timeout for this Comet connection. Please NOTE, that the implementation 
     * of a per connection timeout is OPTIONAL and MAY NOT be implemented.<br/>
     * This method sets the timeout in milliseconds of idle time on the connection.
     * The timeout is reset every time data is received from the connection or data is flushed
     * using <code>response.flushBuffer(). If a timeout occurs, the 
     * <code>error(HttpServletRequest, HttpServletResponse) method is invoked. The 
     * web application SHOULD NOT attempt to reuse the request and response objects after a timeout
     * as the <code>error(HttpServletRequest, HttpServletResponse) method indicates.
* This method should not be called asynchronously, as that will have no effect. * * @param timeout The timeout in milliseconds for this connection, must be a positive value, larger than 0 * @throws IOException An IOException may be thrown to indicate an IO error, * or that the EOF has been reached on the connection * @throws ServletException An exception has occurred, as specified by the root * cause * @throws UnsupportedOperationException if per connection timeout is not supported, either at all or at this phase * of the invocation. */ public void setTimeout(int timeout) throws IOException, ServletException, UnsupportedOperationException; }

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