Sends a temporary redirect response to the client using the specified redirect location URL. This method can accept relative URLs; the servlet container must convert the relative URL to an absolute URL before sending the response to the client. If the location is relative without a leading '/' the container interprets it as relative to the current request URI. If the location is relative with a leading '/' the container interprets it as relative to the servlet container root.
If the response has already been committed, this method throws an IllegalStateException. After using this method, the response should be considered to be committed and should not be written to.
Parameters: location - the redirect location URL Throws: java.io.IOException - If an input or output exception occurs IllegalStateException - If the response was committed or if a partial URL is given and cannot be converted into a valid URL
Joined: Feb 07, 2005
What danny said is correct.....even i have tries with Tomcat 4 and 5. It's very surprising....once the reponse is committed, you can't redirect...
Someone posted that it is throwing exception using Weblogic, but weblogic also follows the j2ee spec and tomcat isthe official ref. implementation.