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 "/".
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...