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Timothy Sam
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Joined: Sep 18, 2005
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What's the use of it? I've seen people use it to forward a user to another page... But I've also seen many people not use it and just use the response.sendRedirect() method provided by the response object in the servlet doPost() and doGet() methods. What's the purpose of RequestDispatcher? Thanks!

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David O'Meara

Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

You should search this forum for threads comparing foward and sendRedirect, this should answer your question.

If I get a chance I'll see if I can find a good one for you.

David O'Meara

Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

There is one here
I agree. Here's the link:
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