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lose request object when using response.sendRedirect()

dhriti joshi
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Joined: Aug 13, 2002
Posts: 82
for redirecting a url i am using response.sendRedirect ,but in this case I lose the request object and can not retrieve the request object and request attributes on my resulting url.
kindly suggest what can i use to get thr request attributes.
anupa oru
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Joined: Jan 15, 2005
Posts: 118
you can use RequestDispatcher.forward method to forward request some other resource where request will be available in forwarded page.
Neeraj Dheer
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Joined: Mar 30, 2005
Posts: 225
When you do a request.sendRedirect(), you are sending the response back to the client, and the client akes another request to fetch the redirect URL. Since this becomes a separate request, and the first request ends once the redirect is sent back to the client, that request object and and hence its attributes are lost.

to overcome this:
1. use the method described in the above post. use RequestDispatcher.forward or RequestDispatcher.include

2. if using redirect is necessary, u will have to send the request attributes manually as hidden form fields and retrieve them in the next servlet/JSP OR put the attributes in the session.
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