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something related to request.getAttribute("user") in servlet

ganesh pol
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Joined: Apr 29, 2005
Posts: 151
i have client side code

HttpURLConnection connection connection = (HttpURLConnection) urlObject.openConnection();

connection.setRequestProperty("user-agent", userAgent);

which on servlet read as


but now my requirements are changed

now i want to write client side code where my servlet will read it from


which method i must use so that my client side code will work
Stan James
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Joined: Jan 29, 2003
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The doc on getAttribute says:

Attributes can be set two ways. The servlet container may set attributes to make available custom information about a request. For example, for requests made using HTTPS, the attribute javax.servlet.request.X509Certificate can be used to retrieve information on the certificate of the client. Attributes can also be set programatically using setAttribute(java.lang.String, java.lang.Object). This allows information to be embedded into a request before a RequestDispatcher call.

This does not give me hope for your quest to set attributes on the client end of the request.

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Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42965
Where does the requirement to set attributes on the client side come from? As Stan points out, that is not possible.
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