This week's giveaway is in the EJB and other Java EE Technologies forum. We're giving away four copies of EJB 3 in Action and have Debu Panda, Reza Rahman, Ryan Cuprak, and Michael Remijan on-line! See this thread for details.
According to the JavaDocs on javax.servlet.RequestDispatcher, the forward method must forward either the exact request and response objects or wrappers for these objects. If you have Tomcat installed, those JavaDocs are on your system. Bill