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Error Handling in Servlets

Chetan Raju
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I have a simple web application with two servlets LoginServlet and TestServlet. I am using Tomcat 5.0. I call the LoginServlet where im using the following line



In the web.xml for the application I have defined a error-page tag as below



In the TestServlet im just printing Hello to the response.

When i run the application, first I call LoginServlet. Now as per the error handling, TestServlet should be called and is being called. But TestServlet isn't printing "Hello" on screen. I still get 404 page cannot not found page. Can anyone help ?
Bear Bibeault
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Is this in Internet Explorer?


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Chetan Raju
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Yes I am using Internet Explorer
Bear Bibeault
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Try it in another browser like Firefox to see if it works there.

You may be running afoul of an IE anti-feature where if the error response is small, IE ignores it and substitutes its own page.

It's also possible that an IE setting (I think it's something like "show firiendly message" but I use a Mac and don't have IE in front of me to check it out) may be boofing you up.
Chetan Raju
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Thank you very much Bear. My problem is resolved. It works on Firefox. But why does Internet explorer behave this way ?
 
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