Class MkcolMethod

  extended byorg.apache.commons.httpclient.HttpMethodBase
      extended byorg.apache.webdav.lib.methods.MkcolMethod
All Implemented Interfaces:

public class MkcolMethod
extends HttpMethodBase

The MKCOL method is used to create a new collection. All DAV compliant resources must support the MKCOL method. Collections are merely the HTTP name for structures like directories or folders (and, in fact, often map directly to a folder or directory on the web server.

This implementation of a MKCOL client method does not support a a request body, and the newly created web collection should therefore have no members.

MKCOL creates a new collection resource at the location specified by the Request-URI. If the resource identified by the Request-URI already exists on the server then the MKCOL will fail. During MKCOL processing, a server will make the Request-URI a member of the URI's parent collection (unless the Request-URI is "/"). If no parent collection exists, the method will fail. Thus, for example, if a request to create collection /a/b/c/d/ is made, and neither /a/b/ nor /a/b/c/ exists, the request will fail.

MKCOL is not idempotent (that is to say, each MKCOL request should be handled by the web server, and the results of a MKCOL request should not be cached).

Example Request

 MKCOL /webdisc/xfiles/ HTTP/1.1

Example Response

 HTTP/1.1 201 Created

Field Summary
Fields inherited from class org.apache.commons.httpclient.HttpMethodBase
Constructor Summary
          Method constructor.
MkcolMethod(java.lang.String path)
          Method constructor.
Method Summary
 java.lang.String getName()
 void parseResponse( is)
          Parse the response body.
Methods inherited from class org.apache.commons.httpclient.HttpMethodBase
addAuthorizationRequestHeader, addContentLengthRequestHeader, addCookieRequestHeader, addHostRequestHeader, addProxyAuthorizationRequestHeader, addProxyConnectionHeader, addRequestHeader, addRequestHeader, addRequestHeaders, addResponseFooter, addUserAgentRequestHeader, checkNotUsed, checkUsed, execute, fakeResponse, generateRequestLine, getAuthenticationRealm, getContentCharSet, getDoAuthentication, getFollowRedirects, getHostConfiguration, getMethodRetryHandler, getPath, getProxyAuthenticationRealm, getQueryString, getRecoverableExceptionCount, getRequestCharSet, getRequestContentLength, getRequestHeader, getRequestHeaderGroup, getRequestHeaders, getResponseBody, getResponseBodyAsStream, getResponseBodyAsString, getResponseCharSet, getResponseContentLength, getResponseFooter, getResponseFooters, getResponseHeader, getResponseHeaderGroup, getResponseHeaders, getResponseStream, getResponseTrailerHeaderGroup, getStatusCode, getStatusLine, getStatusText, getURI, hasBeenUsed, isConnectionCloseForced, isHttp11, isStrictMode, processResponseBody, processResponseHeaders, processStatusLine, readResponse, readResponseBody, readResponseHeaders, readStatusLine, recycle, releaseConnection, removeRequestHeader, responseBodyConsumed, setConnectionCloseForced, setDoAuthentication, setFollowRedirects, setHostConfiguration, setHttp11, setMethodRetryHandler, setPath, setQueryString, setQueryString, setRequestHeader, setRequestHeader, setResponseStream, setStrictMode, shouldCloseConnection, validate, writeRequest, writeRequestBody, writeRequestHeaders, writeRequestLine
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Constructor Detail


public MkcolMethod()
Method constructor.


public MkcolMethod(java.lang.String path)
Method constructor.

Method Detail


public void parseResponse( is)
Parse the response body. The MKCOL method does not receive a response body.

is - Input stream


public java.lang.String getName()