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sendRedirect() to ROOT in tomcat

Kevin Wright
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Joined: Jul 10, 2001
Posts: 38
I am running tomcat 3.2.2
I want to use the HttpServletResponse.sendRedirect method to send somebody from a servlet to a (jsp)file in my ROOT directory. If I fully qualify the path name, I get an error because the servlet looks in the "\servlet" directory first. This is what I get ("/servlet/C:/jakarta-tomcat-3.2.2/...".) How would I fix this?
Tony Alicea

Joined: Jan 30, 2000
Posts: 3226
sendRedirect() is executed by the browser so the URL given has to be one in a format that is reachable from the public Internet. The browser doesn't know about your C dive.
You would have to map your C:\ drive to some URL in the app (or HTTP) server. Or something like that

Tony Alicea
Senior Java Web Application Developer, SCPJ2, SCWCD
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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