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package com.sun.jersey.spi.container;
Containers implement this interface and provide an instance to the WebApplication or ContainerResponse.

public interface ContainerResponseWriter {
Write the status and headers of the response and return an output stream for the web application to write the entity of the response.

contentLength >=0 if the content length in bytes of the entity to be written is known, otherwise -1. Containers may use this value to determine whether the "Content-Length" header can be set or utilize chunked transfer encoding.
response the container response. The status and headers are obtained from the response.
the output stream to write the entity (if any).
Throws: if an error occured when writing out the status and headers or obtaining the output stream.
            long contentLength,
            ContainerResponse responsethrows IOException;

Finish writing the response. This enables the container response writer to clean up any state or flush any streams.

    void finish() throws IOException;
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