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Rex Rock
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
Posts: 82
Hi people,
I have a form, where I collect details from user, if everything is fine, take him to a new page, thank him for submitting details.
I would like to take the user to another page,after displaying the thank you page for 2 seconds (say).
I tried <jsp:forward page="http://localhost:8080/newpage.jsp" />.
I get the following error, Error: Attempt to clear a buffer that's already been flushed
Please shed some light here..
Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
Posts: 63540

You cannot forward once some output has been sent as part of the response. The best way to achieve what you are attempting is to either use the HTML meta tag to cause a redirect after your 2 seconds are up:
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" CONTENT="2; URL=whatever.jsp">
or to use a Javascript timeout to cause the redirect of you need more programmatic control.

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