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Forwarding to external site

Anurag Saxena

Joined: Oct 29, 2002
Posts: 13
My servlet need to forward users to an external site with some value that will be passed along (e.g.,
I can't use request dispatcher since this is an external site. If I create a URL object and use URLConnection.connect()I have following quetions:
(1) Can I use same URL connection objects for all the users?
(2) if yes, how am I going to set the values (val1 and val2) for different users?
(3) Once I redirect the user to that external site I am done with that user, Do I need to do any thing different?
Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
Posts: 62817

What prevents you from doing a simple redirect?

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Jai Sund

Joined: May 31, 2002
Posts: 9
What Bear is suggesting is to use
inside your servlet's service or doXXX() method.
I agree. Here's the link:
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