RKodakandla RKodakandla - 5 months ago 95
JSON Question

Spring MVC - HttpMediaTypeNotAcceptableException

I keep getting this HttpMediaTypeNotAcceptableException error for AJAX requests when using with Spring MVC and JSON.. full stack trace of the error is..

org.springframework.web.HttpMediaTypeNotAcceptableException: Could not find acceptable representation
org.springframework.web.servlet.mvc.annotation.AnnotationMethodHandlerAdapter$ServletHandlerMethodInvoker.writeWithMessageConverters(AnnotationMethodHandlerAdapter.java:1032)
org.springframework.web.servlet.mvc.annotation.AnnotationMethodHandlerAdapter$ServletHandlerMethodInvoker.handleResponseBody(AnnotationMethodHandlerAdapter.java:972)
org.springframework.web.servlet.mvc.annotation.AnnotationMethodHandlerAdapter$ServletHandlerMethodInvoker.getModelAndView(AnnotationMethodHandlerAdapter.java:921)
org.springframework.web.servlet.mvc.annotation.AnnotationMethodHandlerAdapter.invokeHandlerMethod(AnnotationMethodHandlerAdapter.java:438)
org.springframework.web.servlet.mvc.annotation.AnnotationMethodHandlerAdapter.handle(AnnotationMethodHandlerAdapter.java:424)
org.springframework.web.servlet.DispatcherServlet.doDispatch(DispatcherServlet.java:863)
org.springframework.web.servlet.DispatcherServlet.doService(DispatcherServlet.java:792)
org.springframework.web.servlet.FrameworkServlet.processRequest(FrameworkServlet.java:851)
org.springframework.web.servlet.FrameworkServlet.doGet(FrameworkServlet.java:756)
javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:617)
javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:717)


little googling I did shows that the request should contain something like "accept: application/json" which is does have.. here is the request headers from firebug..

Response Headers
Server Apache-Coyote/1.1
Content-Type text/html;charset=utf-8
Content-Length 2503
Date Thu, 25 Aug 2011 21:00:05 GMT
Connection close

Request Headers
Host localhost:8080
User-Agent Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.20) Gecko/20110803 Firefox/3.6.20 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Accept application/json, text/javascript, */*; q=0.01
Accept-Language en-us,en;q=0.5
Accept-Encoding gzip,deflate
Accept-Charset ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7
Keep-Alive 115
Connection keep-alive
X-Requested-With XMLHttpRequest
Referer http://localhost:8080/legaldirectory/index.html
Cookie JSESSIONID=5C97DA19AED4D5FA17F4A58470FAA93B


Now I am completely lost at what is happening here.. what else can go wrong here to get thi error...

Answer

Please make sure that you have the following in your Spring xml file:

<context:annotation-config/> 

<bean id="jacksonMessageConverter" class="org.springframework.http.converter.json.MappingJacksonHttpMessageConverter"></bean>
 <bean class="org.springframework.web.servlet.mvc.annotation.AnnotationMethodHandlerAdapter">
<property name="messageConverters">
  <list>
    <ref bean="jacksonMessageConverter"/>
  </list>
</property>
</bean>

and all items of your POJO should have getters/setters. Hope it helps