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sendRedirect - to what Path? example code enclosed!

Madhav Lakkapragada
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This is a continuation of the discussion from the other threads (started by faiza) re the path issues. Stating them in seperate threads so that we can discuss them without crossing lines with other methods.....
The sendRedirect method of HttpResponse object takes a string argument which represents a URLpath. This URLpath can be:
  • relative to the current ServletContext starting with a "/".
  • relative to the current ServletRequest starting with a name of the servlet/jsp, not starting with a "/".
  • an absolute path starting with http://....
  • can point to an absolute URL outside the scope of the current ServletContext or the current Server. See example code.

  • Any output (response) added to the response
    object before the redirect is cleared and the
    content of the redirected page is returned to
    the client. If the buffer is committed to the
    client before the redirect, the container should
    throw a IllegalStateException.
    Any content added to the response after the
    redirect is ignored by the container.
    The foll. code made me come to these conclusions...

    - satya
    [ February 03, 2002: Message edited by: Madhav Lakkapragada ]

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    faiza haris
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    Yup everything works!!!
    I agree. Here's the link:
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