I have a program on my local drive that 'bridges' and starts a servlet running. The servlet is to map some data, and then launch the browser & jsp to display pages with data captured from the program that was on the local drive. at the end of my doPost method in my servlet, I've tried: RequestDispatcher rd = getServletContext().getRequestDispatcher("myjspname.jsp"); rd.forward(req,res); But this has not worked. I know I'm missing something here. Thanks in advance.