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Currently urlread uses the command: urlConnection.getInputStream
and then proceeds to do something fairly confusing to me with copying streams via some unsupported stream copier to produce the final output
Unfortunately when there is an error in my request I get nebulous errors instead of the actual error response. Even when I get a successful request, I am still unable to see the headers which can contain important information for what I am doing.
Example error: java.io.IOException: Server returned HTTP response code: 400 for URL:
By using Matlab's proxy settings I can observe the details of the requests through "Fiddler", which has been most helpful, but it would be nice to be able to observe things more concretely in Matlab.
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Here's my answer to this problem, although it might have some bugs ...
getHeaderField was needed, note getHeaderField(0) is the response like 400 or 401
In addition, I added getErrorStream, which the server I am working with sends when there is an error
I still don't like the stream copier ...
allHeaders = struct('Response',char(urlConnection.getHeaderField(0))); done = false; headerIndex = 0; while ~done headerIndex = headerIndex + 1; headerValue = char(urlConnection.getHeaderField(headerIndex)); if ~isempty(headerValue) headerName = char(urlConnection.getHeaderFieldKey(headerIndex)); headerName(headerName == '-') = '_'; allHeaders(1).(headerName) = headerValue; else done = true; end end status = struct('value',urlConnection.getResponseCode(),... 'msg',char(urlConnection.getResponseMessage));
isGood = true; try inputStream = urlConnection.getInputStream; catch ME try inputStream = urlConnection.getErrorStream; catch ME %#ok<*NASGU> isGood = false; end end
if isGood byteArrayOutputStream = java.io.ByteArrayOutputStream; % This StreamCopier is unsupported and may change at any time. OH GREAT :/ isc = InterruptibleStreamCopier.getInterruptibleStreamCopier; isc.copyStream(inputStream,byteArrayOutputStream); inputStream.close; byteArrayOutputStream.close; output = native2unicode(typecast(byteArrayOutputStream.toByteArray','uint8'),'UTF-8'); else output = ''; end