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Status Future consideration
Workspace App Connect
Created by Guest
Created on May 18, 2015

Customising the Reason Phrase for a HTTP Reply

Example HTTP Reply Header:

Line 1: HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Line 2: Server: Apache-Coyote/1.1
Line 3: Content-Type: application/xml
Line 4: Content-Length: 0
Line 5: Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2015 17:18:26 GMT

The first line of a HTTP reply / response consists of a status line depicting the (1) HTTP version, (2) HTTP Reply Status Code and the (3) HTTP Reason Phrase e.g. OK, Resource Not Found etc associated with the HTTP Reply Status Code.

IIB does not provide a handle for (reading or setting) the (3) Reason Phrase above, the phrases chosen by the product are aligned to the default reason phrases provided by the HTTP standard.

Idea priority Urgent
RFE ID 71304
RFE Product IBM App Connect Enterprise (formerly IBM Integration Bus)
  • Guest
    Mar 11, 2021

    RFE Review. As part of our standard process for reviewing RFEs we have recently discussed this RFE and wish to note that it remains of long term interest to us. It is regrettable that we have not yet managed to prioritize this requirement for immediate action, but we will continue to monitor for popularity and keep it in mind for future plans. Status is maintained as Uncommitted Candidate.

  • Guest
    Oct 7, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Integration
    Product - IBM Integration Bus (WebSphere Message Broker) - IIB

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Connectivity and Integration
    Product - IBM Integration Bus (WebSphere Message Broker) - IIB

  • Guest
    Jun 2, 2015

    Thank you for raising this enhancement. We think this would add value to the product. Status of this RFE is updated to Uncommitted Candidate.