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Help : Servlet Service Method

AmitVijay AVKulkarni

Joined: Apr 26, 2005
Posts: 17
Dear all,

I have one html page which calling a servlet. In this servlet service method is overridden. In form tag of html page method is either GET or POST. So after I click submit button in html page it calls servlet and servlet executes. So how this happens?

I am also giving code below


<form name="e" method="POST" action="/servlet/TestServlet">
<INPUT TYPE="submit" value="Submit">

On submit it is calling TestServlet

package com.test.servlet;

import javax.servlet.*;
import javax.servlet.http.*;

public class TestServlet extends HttpServlet
public void service(HttpServletRequest Req,HttpServletResponse Res)
PrintWriter out = Res.getWriter();
catch (Exception e)

How this service method written in servlet is identifying get or post method?

Amit Kulkarni
[ July 07, 2005: Message edited by: AmitVijay AVKulkarni ]
vishwa venkat
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Joined: Nov 22, 2003
Posts: 185
The defualt implementation of service method checks for the HTML form's method and it forward to GET and POst depending on method's type.But since your are overriding the service method, The new code will be executed insted of checking for method's type.
No errors, just works fine.
Anand Wadhwani
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Joined: Mar 21, 2005
Posts: 151
Here is the actual code of HttpServlet's service() method default implementation. request.getMethod() method is used to determine the type of method used by client browser while it invoked the service:

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