AresProductions AresProductions - 1 month ago 7
HTTP Question

HTTP/1.1 302 Moved Temporarily - Happens on Android API 16-17

Long story short. I want to download some google sheet files from the internet when my App starts. Here's the situation:

Newer Devices: Everything works 100%, no problems, all files downloaded.

Older Devices (API 16-17): Downloads first sheet file correctly. Fails to download the second file. I get a HTTP/1.1 302 Moved Temporarily problem and file fails to download itself correctly.

I call AsynchTask for both files. AsynchTask runs perfectly and I tried other methods to see if AsynchTask was the problem. In addition, all links are perfectly fine and working.

Here is a part of my AsynchTask class code:

Method that downloads the file:

private String downloadUrl(String urlString) throws IOException {
InputStream is = null;

try {
URL url = new URL(urlString);
HttpsURLConnection conn = (HttpsURLConnection) url.openConnection();
conn.setInstanceFollowRedirects(true); //you still need to handle redirect manully.
HttpsURLConnection.setFollowRedirects(true);
conn.setReadTimeout(10000 /* milliseconds */);
conn.setConnectTimeout(15000 /* milliseconds */);
conn.setInstanceFollowRedirects(true);
conn.setRequestMethod("GET");
conn.setDoInput(true);
// Starts the query
conn.connect();
int responseCode = conn.getResponseCode();
is = conn.getInputStream();

String contentAsString = convertStreamToString(is);
Log.d("contentAsString",contentAsString);
return contentAsString;
} finally {
if (is != null) {
is.close();
}
}
}


String result (HTTP/1.1 302 Moved Temporarily message)

HTTP/1.1 302 Moved Temporarily
Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
Cache-Control: no-cache, no-store, max-age=0, must-revalidate
Pragma: no-cache
Expires: Mon, 01 Jan 1990 00:00:00 GMT
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:26:14 GMT
Location: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1hRiDvdLPkQEdTSVxmWEoWXjmCFQodNjMNYi3Fd7yYn0/gviz/tq
P3P: CP="This is not a P3P policy! See https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/151657?hl=en for more info."
P3P: CP="This is not a P3P policy! See https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/151657?hl=en for more info."
Content-Encoding: gzip
X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff
X-XSS-Protection: 1; mode=block
Server: GSE
Set-Cookie: NID=89=afVN4Sa74ZsYuffxNSiXn2wWTJkSUULbtZperbpr8T9hPzHoFzx-uGu_lJUVCkYSd1eZUPUFucffCDHc7lPConnfPpTMbqAOgIcIQoJG6TQFUHzBUNW6bFqUy__ZthsR;Domain=.google.com;Path=/;Expires=Wed, 19-Apr-2017 09:26:14 GMT;HttpOnly
Set-Cookie: NID=89=k5r33ZLA4l__4v1CE1iGrtQbtqoJxOyVxwrSMbsKWviK74u-vM32WdKtt-txFEOhPWo1g9f1CWMXcu6Fuczo4ZCck47D23tIZZRcqpRxkSB0z5w2xI9oj1Jcq8duISiU;Domain=.google.com;Path=/;Expires=Wed, 19-Apr-2017 09:26:14 GMT;HttpOnly
Alt-Svc: quic=":443"; ma=2592000; v="36,35,34,33,32"
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After reading a bit about HTTP 302 I know I have to redirect somehow. Problem is I have no idea how to do this. Also, I have no idea why this problem only appears on older android versions.

I've struggling for a week now. Any feedback appreciated! Thank you!

Answer

The key to following a redirect is to take the header by key location and use that as your URL instead:

Location: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1hRiDvdLPkQEdTSVxmWEoWXjmCFQodNjMNYi3Fd7yYn0/gviz/tq

It is just the web servers way of saying "Hey, your page moved over here. Go there instead!".

This article by mkyong.com has a good example:

package com.mkyong.http;

import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.net.HttpURLConnection;
import java.net.URL;

public class HttpRedirectExample {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        try {
            String url = "http://www.twitter.com";

            URL obj = new URL(url);
            HttpURLConnection conn = (HttpURLConnection) obj.openConnection();
            conn.setReadTimeout(5000);
            conn.addRequestProperty("Accept-Language", "en-US,en;q=0.8");
            conn.addRequestProperty("User-Agent", "Mozilla");
            conn.addRequestProperty("Referer", "google.com");

            System.out.println("Request URL ... " + url);

            boolean redirect = false;

            // normally, 3xx is redirect
            int status = conn.getResponseCode();
            if (status != HttpURLConnection.HTTP_OK) {
                if (status == HttpURLConnection.HTTP_MOVED_TEMP
                || status == HttpURLConnection.HTTP_MOVED_PERM
                || status == HttpURLConnection.HTTP_SEE_OTHER)
                    redirect = true;
            }

            System.out.println("Response Code ... " + status);

            if (redirect) {
                // get redirect url from "location" header field
                String newUrl = conn.getHeaderField("Location");

                // get the cookie if need, for login
                String cookies = conn.getHeaderField("Set-Cookie");

                // open the new connnection again
                conn = (HttpURLConnection) new URL(newUrl).openConnection();
                conn.setRequestProperty("Cookie", cookies);
                conn.addRequestProperty("Accept-Language", "en-US,en;q=0.8");
                conn.addRequestProperty("User-Agent", "Mozilla");
                conn.addRequestProperty("Referer", "google.com");

                System.out.println("Redirect to URL : " + newUrl);
            }

            BufferedReader in = new BufferedReader(
            new InputStreamReader(conn.getInputStream()));
            String inputLine;
            StringBuffer html = new StringBuffer();

            while ((inputLine = in.readLine()) != null) {
                html.append(inputLine);
            }
            in.close();

            System.out.println("URL Content... \n" + html.toString());
            System.out.println("Done");
        } catch (Exception e) {
            e.printStackTrace();
        }
    }
}