Igor Kromin |   Consultant. Coder. Blogger. Tinkerer. Gamer.

I've been using Postman to test some RESTful services and came across a strange error in the body of the response from a service - "Unexpected 'N'". I knew for a fact that the service was not returning this error so something else must have been going haywire.

This is what I was seeing in Postman...
postman_unexp2.png


However when I switched to raw output, I could see it was displaying 'Not Found'. That was an error string that the service could return. So what was going on here?
postman_unexp1.png


Well the service was annotated with this:
 Jersey Annotation
@Produces(MediaType.APPLICATION_JSON)


That meant that Postman was expecting a JSON object response and was getting a simple string instead!

So Postman was correctly saying that the service response was returning an unexpected value based on the application specification (via the @Produces annotation).



-i

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