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Subil Abraham

Joined: May 21, 2003
Posts: 4
I have a JSP page which contains a 3 links shown below
<a href=".../MyServlet">Function1</a>
<a href=".../MyServlet">Function2</a>
<a href=".../MyServlet">Function3</a>
and they reference the same Servlet(viz MyServlet). I was wondering if the Servlet(MyServlet) is capable of identifying which link is clicked. I know it possible using forms but i wanted to know if i could associate a unique action for each link. Any kind of help would be appreciated.
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Joined: May 26, 2003
Posts: 31588

You can use a form in the link:

Alternatively, you can use different names (instead of MyServlet). In your web.xml, set all of them to redirect to MyServlet. Then, you can see what path the request came from.

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