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Web Component Certification (SCWCD/OCPJWCD)
Joined: Sep 17, 2004
Oct 01, 2006 10:24:00
What is the difference between a RequestDispatcher object obtained from the Request object and the RequestDispatcher object obtained from the ServletContext ?
SCWCD 1.4, SCJP 1.4
Joined: Aug 24, 2005
Oct 01, 2006 11:35:00
The ServletRequest.getRequestDispatcher() method can accept paths relative to the current request (paths that don't start with a slash).
Paths passed to the ServletContext.getRequestDispatcher() method must start with a slash (and are therefore relative to the web app root.)
Joined: Mar 20, 2005
Oct 01, 2006 11:40:00
You MUST use context relative URLs with the one from the ServletContext (beginning with /), while you MAY use a URL relative to the current
(ommitting the /) as well as context relative with that from ServletRequest.
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