I have a servlet which does login validation, I want to then either call an error page or call a frame. I am not sure how to call a HTML page from within a servlet. Is there code or a method that is similar to the getRequestDispatcher.
Hi Tony, There is not benefit of forwarding the request to HTML page. Instead you can use the following code to call the HTML page from your servlet: response.sendRedirect("/welcome.html");
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response.sendRedirect does NOT "call the HTML page from your servlet" It terminates the request by sending a response having the redirect header - the user's browser is then supposed to create a new request to the specified URL. Forwarding keeps the same request so there is one less request/response cycle. Bill