is it possible to call one jax-rs method from another?

suppose i have some jax-rs resource class:

public class ResourceA {
   public Something get(@Context UriInfo uriInfo) {
      if (...) {
         //how to get to ResourceB ?

and i want to conditionally redirect the call to some other jax-rs resource:

public class ResourceB {
   public Other get(@PathParam("identifier")String someArg) {

how do i do this? note that i dont want this to be visible to the client (so no http redirects) and generally the resource methods i want to redirect to dont share the same signature (they may have path params etc as in the example i gave).

im running jersey 2.6 under apache tomcat (its a spring app, if thats any help)

EDIT - im looking for a jax-rs equivalent of servlet forward. i dont want to do an extra http hop or worry abour instantiating resource classes myself


You can get it using ResourceContext as follows:

ResourceContext resourceContext;

This will inject the ResourceContext into your Resource. You then get the resource you want using:

ResourceB b = resourceContext.getResource(ResourceB.class);

The Javadoc for ResourceContext is here. You can find a similar question here

I'm not aware of any possibility to do this from a resource method, but if it fits your use case, what you could do is implement your redirect logic in a pre matching request filter, for example like so:

public class RedirectFilter implements ContainerRequestFilter {

    public void filter(ContainerRequestContext requestContext) {
        UriInfo uriInfo = requestContext.getUriInfo();
        String prefix = "/redirect";
        String path = uriInfo.getRequestUri().getPath();
        if (path.startsWith(prefix)) {
            String newPath = path.substring(prefix.length());
            URI newRequestURI = uriInfo.getBaseUriBuilder().path(newPath).build();

This will redirect every request to /redirect/some/resource to /some/resource (or whatever you pass to requestContext.setRequestUri()) internally, before the resource method has been matched to the request and is executed and without http redirects or an additional internal http request.

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