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Apan Raj

Joined: Sep 04, 2003
Posts: 20
Can any ony let me know the different ways of getting RequestDispatcher object in a servlet, and how actually they differ.

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Ramakrishnan thiyagarajan
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Joined: Oct 07, 2003
Posts: 57
Request dispatcher is a interface.actually RequestDispatcher means to dispatch the incoming Http request to some other servlet or jsp page. this is a concept.but u can obtain it two ways.
throug ServletContext,HttpServletResponse.
Sri Basavanahally
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Joined: Oct 07, 2003
Posts: 75
Hi !
Ramakrishna is right. The methods used are:
You use either the getRequestDispatcher(relative path of resource)
or getRequestDispatcher(absolute path of resource)
or getnamedDispatcher(name of the resource)(Check the method name)

Apan Raj

Joined: Sep 04, 2003
Posts: 20
As per the API, there is no much difference between the methods in ServletContext and ServletRequest ( Ramakrishna, its not HttpServletResponse ), except that
the method in ServletContext accept only relative path where as the other method also accept absolute path.
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