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beginner servlet question

Donald Wynn
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Joined: Dec 04, 2002
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I want to validate some check boxs on my servlet, whats a good way to do that?
Thomas Hubschman
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Joined: Sep 25, 2002
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Donald,
There are two ways you can validate forms. In the HTML form itself via JavaScript and in your servlet/jsp code.
If you do it with JavaScript you will not need to send a sometimes time consuming HTTP request and response pair from and to the user, as all of the validation code has already been downloaded with the original page.
If you do it on the server in a servlet or JSP page you have more flexibility and access to all of the Java API but as mentioned above it is more time consuming.
That's the basics. Good luck!
[ December 09, 2002: Message edited by: Thomas Hubschman ]

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