This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
To my knowledge you have to do a submit so that this is propagated to the java function on the server side. Client has knowledge about server. Server has no idea about the html parameter until it is submitted. Hope this clarifies.