Defining and Using Headers through the rwsf::CallInfo Interface
Class rwsf::CallInfo includes a wide range of methods to add, clear, or otherwise manipulate transport and SOAP headers, in both client, server-side, and handler code.
NOTE: This section uses transport headers for illustration, but SOAP headers work the same way. HydraExpress ships with a Headers example that illustrates working with SOAP and transport headers, SOAP Headers Example. Also see Chapter 11 for information about transport handlers.
This section provides a few examples on using the some rwsf::CallInfo methods. For full information on rwsf::CallInfo, please see its entry in the reference guide.
This example shows how to retireve all the HTTP request headers:
#include <iostream>
#include <rwsf/core/Enumeration.h>
void ExampleImp::printHeaders(CallInfo& info , std::string payload) //1
rwsf::Enumeration<rwsf::CallInfo::TransportHeaderObject> httpHeaders = //2
while( httpHeaders.hasMoreElements() ) { //3
rwsf::CallInfo::TransportHeaderObject header = httpHeaders.nextElement();
std::cout << header.name_ << ": " << header.value_ << std::endl;
//1 The printHeaders() method takes as parameters the CallInfo object and the payload.
//2 Gets all request transport headers and places them in an enumeration of rwsf::CallInfo::TransportHeaderObject objects containing key/value pairs representing the name/value in each header.
//3 Iterates through the transport headers adding each header to a new TransportHeaderObject header and printing it to standard out.
Note that you can also retrieve response headers in the same way by calling getResponseTransportHeaders() on the CallInfo object.
This code simply adds a request transport header:
rwsf::CallInfo info;
info.addRequestTransportHeader("myHeader", "MyValue");
On the server side, check to see if the request header was set and add a response transport header:
rwsf::CallInfo info;
std::string set = info.isRequestTransportHeaderSet("myHeader");
std::string value = info.getRequestTransportHeaderValue("myHeader");
info.addResponseTransportHeader("myHeaderResponse", "MyValueResponse");
Use a custom transport handler to remove a transport header and then add a different one:
class MyTransportHandler1 : public rwsf::MessageHandlerImp {
virtual void invoke(rwsf::CallInfo& callInfo)
if (!callInfo.isRequest()) {
callInfo.addResponseTransportHeader("responseHeader", "Value1");