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url rewriting

kedar parundekar
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Joined: May 10, 2006
Posts: 40
In case of URL rewriting we required following statement:

// Include the session ID in the action URL.
out.println("<FORM ACTION=\"/servlet/ShoppingCart/" + sessionid +

Q: what is meaning of backword slash in URL? why we required that?
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42954
The backslash escapes the following double quote, which -since this is a Java string- would otherwise terminate the string literal. It causes a literal " to be inserted into the string.
[ July 04, 2006: Message edited by: Ulf Dittmer ]
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