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Anonymous
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
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When to use th servletContext and when to use request object?
Other than the URL Is there any diff between them?
getServletConfig().getServletContext().getRequestDispatcher("/servlet/ViewMiniPoll").forward(req,res);
RequestDispatcher rd = req.getRequestDispatcher("/anotherServlet");
rd.forward(req, res);
Craig Jackson
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Joined: Mar 19, 2002
Posts: 405
I believe the ServletRequest.getRequestDispatcher(java.lang.String) and the ServletContext.getRequestDispatcher(java.lang.String) cannot access resources outside of the current servlet context, but you can use the ServletContext.getContext(java.lang.String) to obtain RequestDispatcher for resources outside of the current context.
Craig
 
Have you checked out Aspose?
 
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