This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
With the RequestDispatcher, "absolute" is really relative to your web application root. If its the ServletContext's RequestDispatcher, you have to use absolute. With the request's RequestDispatcher you can use relative to the request URI if you leave out the "/" at the beginning.
I’ve looked at a lot of different solutions, and in my humble opinion Aspose is the way to go. Here’s the link: http://aspose.com