Well, I looked in the API documentation of the releaseConnection()
method and it says:

"After this method is called, getResponseBodyAsStream() will return
null, and getResponseBody() and getResponseBodyAsString() may return

The documentation doesn't say why you would want to use that method, and
I don't know enough about HTTP to say what it's supposed to achieve, but
I would take out the line that calls that method. I don't use it in my
code that also uses Apache HttpClient.


-----Original Message-----
From: java400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:java400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kara Burkhalter
Sent: April 10, 2008 05:46
To: java400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: HTTPClient help

I am trying to redirect to a URL from a servlet using POST. I get no
error messages but my page doesn't go anywhere. My print statement at
the end prints "ResponseBody = null". What am I doing wrong? This is my
code that I have (note I have removed actual URL for security

//Create an instance of HttpClient.
HttpClient client = new HttpClient();

// Create a method instance.
PostMethod post = new PostMethod("https://URL";);
NameValuePair[] data = {
new NameValuePair("agent_id", username),
new NameValuePair("password", pwd),
new NameValuePair("poltyp", type),
new NameValuePair("polno", policy)

try {

String in =
System.out.println("ResponseBody = " +

catch(HttpException e) {
catch(IOException e) {

Thank you for your help!

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