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.
I'm guessing by your questions that you are new to both JSP/Servlets and to HTML and web programming.
If this is the case, you'll be much better off if you step back a bit and find some good books and tutorials to follow.
One book that I would strongly recommend is "Core Servlets and Java Server Pages"; available for free download at http://pdf.coreservlets.com. I think this one would be good because it devotes a chapter just to HTML forms and how they work (for any web programming language).
The time you set aside upfront to learn the basics will more than pay off when you go back to your project.
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Thanks again for your time and consideration.Will read the book as you have suggested.