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How to trap the URL

Rakesh Gadre
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Joined: Feb 22, 2003
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I am working in JSP. In an application, I am having Frameset with two rows. On the top frame, I am having HTML page and in the bottom frame I am displaying JSP page. Now in this JSP page, i want to trap the URL which is being shown in the addressbar. If I use request.getRequestURL(), I get the path for the jsp page. But, what I want is the path which is being displayed in the AddressBar of the browser.
Thanx in advance
Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
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Using JavaScript you can get it via There's nothing in the request posted to the sub-frame that will allow you to get that info, so you'll need to get it on the client side and submit it through.

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Rakesh Gadre
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Joined: Feb 22, 2003
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Thanx Bear,
Actually I have tried that option using JavaScript. But I want to do that using JSP. Will that be possible ?
William Brogden
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How is the page that holds the Frameset being generated?
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