javax.ws.rs.core
Class EntityTag

java.lang.Object
  extended by javax.ws.rs.core.EntityTag

public class EntityTag
extends Object

An abstraction for the value of a HTTP Entity Tag, used as the value of an ETag response header.

See Also:
HTTP/1.1 section 3.11

Constructor Summary
EntityTag(String value)
          Creates a new instance of a strong EntityTag.
EntityTag(String value, boolean weak)
          Creates a new instance of an EntityTag
 
Method Summary
 boolean equals(Object obj)
          Compares obj to this tag to see if they are the same considering weakness and value.
 String getValue()
          Get the value of an EntityTag
 int hashCode()
          Generate hashCode based on value and weakness.
 boolean isWeak()
          Check the strength of an EntityTag
 String toString()
          Convert the entity tag to a string suitable for use as the value of the corresponding HTTP header.
static EntityTag valueOf(String value)
          Creates a new instance of EntityTag by parsing the supplied string.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, finalize, getClass, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

EntityTag

public EntityTag(String value)
Creates a new instance of a strong EntityTag.

Parameters:
value - the value of the tag, quotes not included.
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if value is null

EntityTag

public EntityTag(String value,
                 boolean weak)
Creates a new instance of an EntityTag

Parameters:
value - the value of the tag, quotes not included.
weak - true if this represents a weak tag, false otherwise
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if value is null
Method Detail

valueOf

public static EntityTag valueOf(String value)
                         throws IllegalArgumentException
Creates a new instance of EntityTag by parsing the supplied string.

Parameters:
value - the entity tag string
Returns:
the newly created EntityTag
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if the supplied string cannot be parsed or is null

isWeak

public boolean isWeak()
Check the strength of an EntityTag

Returns:
true if this represents a weak tag, false otherwise

getValue

public String getValue()
Get the value of an EntityTag

Returns:
the value of the tag

equals

public boolean equals(Object obj)
Compares obj to this tag to see if they are the same considering weakness and value.

Overrides:
equals in class Object
Parameters:
obj - the object to compare to
Returns:
true if the two tags are the same, false otherwise.

hashCode

public int hashCode()
Generate hashCode based on value and weakness.

Overrides:
hashCode in class Object
Returns:
the hashCode

toString

public String toString()
Convert the entity tag to a string suitable for use as the value of the corresponding HTTP header.

Overrides:
toString in class Object
Returns:
a stringified entity tag


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