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Have problem with getResource()!

Eliot Skywalker

Joined: Oct 22, 2003
Posts: 18
I've got a question with ServletContext.getResource()
This method returns a object. In the servlet api document, description of this method says:
The resource content is returned directly, so be aware that requesting a .jsp page returns the JSP source code. Use a RequestDispatcher instead to include results of an execution.

my question is, how can a URL "returns the JSP source code"
what does it mean?

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David O'Meara

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The URL returned is based in what the ClassLOader can 'see'. The ClassLoader has access to Files, but nothing else. Therefore the reference to the JSP is a file url and not a http url.
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