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Steven Lau

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 9
A Servlet S1 forwards a request to Servlet S2. The BEST way for Servlet S1 to pass data to Servlet S2 is by saving the data to
a) A Cookie.
b) The request object.
c) The ServletContext.
d) The HttpSession object.
Stephen Tallamy

Joined: Jan 08, 2002
Posts: 16
I would suggest the answer is b) the request object. This is because it is only valid for the scope of the request.
Storing in the ServletContext could mean that another servlet could over-write the data.
Storing in Cookies makes no sense - these are for passing data to the client.
Storing in a Session would work but it would mean that the data would persist for the duration of the session which is probably not appropriate.
Axel Janssen
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Joined: Jan 08, 2001
Posts: 2164
The best way is allways the way with the least possible side-effects.
So its request. The narrowest scope which can be used to pass the information should normally have the least possible side-effects.
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