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sitaram irrinki
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Using requestdispatcher.include(request,response) we can include the
content generated by another servlet/html in the response.
The included servlet makes use of this request/response object pair.

But what is the use of this request/response pair if we are including an Html page(may be we generally don't include an Html page from a servlet but in case if we do so).
Is this just the syntax that we have to follow or is there any reason for this.
Ilja Preuss
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Moving to our Servlets forum...


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Ben Souther
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When you include an HTML page, what you're really doing is forwarding or including the defaultServlet (or whatever it is, in your container, that serves up static content). That servlet has the same access to the request and response as any other.


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