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Doubt on "dispatcher" element in "filter-mapping"

H Pathak

Joined: Dec 20, 2006
Posts: 28
1. In filter-mapping, if no dispatcher element is specified, then by default, the dispatcher element is "request" (since the filter gets called during the client request)

If we change the mapping to set , does this mean that the filter will be called only on include action (from another servlet or jsp), or will it also be called on a client request?

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H Pathak

Joined: Dec 20, 2006
Posts: 28
folks, any idea?
Saurabh Kumar
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Joined: Aug 21, 2006
Posts: 56

With this, the filter will be called only on include().

Thanks and regards,
Marc Peabody
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Joined: Feb 05, 2003
Posts: 4727

Saurabh is correct.

REQUEST is the default if no dispatcher tags are given, but if you specify a dispatcher tag and still want REQUEST in the mix, you'll need to explicity add REQUEST as a dispatcher tag value as well.

For reference, this topic is on HFSJ page 679.

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