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submitting HTML form to servlet

mahesh ogale

Joined: Jan 14, 2004
Posts: 8
Actually how html form is submitted to servlet?
Does DOM (document object model) come into picture while sumitting form to servlet?

Thanks in advance,
William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
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The browser-side DOM controls what a form looks like and the names and values of parameters that are submitted in a request by a form. The servlet side only sees the parameter names and values.
Prakash Dwivedi
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Joined: Sep 28, 2002
Posts: 452
There are two main ways how to submit html form i.e Get and Post.
GET, the default, will send the form input in an URL, whereas POST sends it in the body of the submission. The latter method means you can send larger amounts of data, and that the URL of the form results doesn't show the encoded form.

Prakash Dwivedi (SCJP2, SCWCD, SCBCD)
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mahesh ogale

Joined: Jan 14, 2004
Posts: 8
Thanks for your replies.
Is it like that servlet container creates request object from query string so when I write
I get value entered in textbox1.
Do request object internally maintains name, value pair for each control on the HTML page?
If you could provide information about response object then it would be better.
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