Jetty HTTP Client
Below you can find the original Jetty 6 documentation.
The HttpClient is an implementation of the client API. It makes it easy to conduct exchanges with a server, and to process the responses. It can use either blocking or non-blocking connectors, the default is to use non-blocking. The HttpClient can also do SSL, use proxies and authentication.
By nature it is asynchronous. To begin a request, create an HttpExchange instance (or a subclass of it). HttpExchange provides a number of callback methods that you implement in order to receive reply. You can be notified of the receipt of particular parts of the response, such as the headers or just the content. To start the request, call
HttpClient.send(HttpExchange) method. A single HttpClient can have many exchanges outstanding.
Asynchronous Request Example
Synchronous Request Example
You can perform a synchronous request by using the HttpExchange.waitForDone() method.