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Extracting Link rel values
public static String extractURIByRel(final String linkHeader, final String rel) {
if (linkHeader == null) {
return null;
String uriWithSpecifiedRel = null;
final String[] links = linkHeader.split(", ");
String linkRelation = null;
for (final String link : links) {
final int positionOfSeparator = link.indexOf(';');
linkRelation = link.substring(positionOfSeparator + 1, link.length()).trim();
if (extractTypeOfRelation(linkRelation).equals(rel)) {
uriWithSpecifiedRel = link.substring(1, positionOfSeparator - 1);
return uriWithSpecifiedRel;
static Object extractTypeOfRelation(final String linkRelation) {
final int positionOfEquals = linkRelation.indexOf('=');
return linkRelation.substring(positionOfEquals + 2, linkRelation.length() - 1).trim();

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