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Javed Mohammed

Joined: Sep 29, 2005
Posts: 17

I just started a web app with login jsp and a servlet. When the login is successful, user should get a welcome message,
other wise login page should be displayed with error message. This is working fine except for one small glitch.

my login URl is

when the servlet is forwarding, the url in the address bar is displayed as

insted of

Is this normal or am I doing something wrong?

I am using Tomcat 6 server and my servlet code looks like this.....

Bear Bibeault
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As this is not Tomcat-specific, it has been moved to the Servlets forum.

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Ben Souther

Joined: Dec 11, 2004
Posts: 13410

A forward doesn't change the URL in the address window at all.
Can you post the page containing the login form?

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Bosun Bello
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As already mantioned, forwarding occurs on the backend and the user is not aware that it happened since teh URL remains the same. i.e in this case controllerServlet.

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Javed Mohammed

Joined: Sep 29, 2005
Posts: 17
okay, I thnk I got it.

Sicne the foward does not change the URL, it is stying the same on the browse. I guess I was concerned for no reason. As mentioned earlier, the app is working fine

Thank ya'all for the help.
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