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From "Erik Hatcher (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (SOLR-2263) RawResponseWriter should properly stream binary as well as textual files
Date Thu, 27 Jan 2011 14:04:44 GMT


Erik Hatcher commented on SOLR-2263:


Thanks Eric for the patch, and Yonik for picking it up.

> RawResponseWriter should properly stream binary as well as textual files
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: SOLR-2263
>                 URL:
>             Project: Solr
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: web gui
>            Reporter: Eric Pugh
>             Fix For: 3.1
>         Attachments: raw_response_writer.patch
> I noticed that the RawRequestHandler can NOT properly serve up binary data like images,
only textual documents.  I dug around for a while and it appears that reading in content via
Streams, but sending them out via Writer doesn't work, because of character encoding problems.
> I wanted RawRequestHandler to work with binary images because the /browse handler in
3.x uses some autocomplete functionality that looks for a "indicator.gif" in the /velocity
directory.   And I'd like to be able to add other binary images to my velocity based search
> After much digging around, I realized that if I made RawResponseWriter implement BinaryQueryResponseWriter,
then everything works.  I was able to stream both binary images and text documents to the
> Not sure if this is the right path to go, and if there are other ramifications that I
don't grok on making this change, so wanted to put it up for discussion.  

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