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Add field in Http header in request

james goyal

Joined: Mar 11, 2008
Posts: 1
I want to add some fields in requesting header in my JSP and then want to get it in servlet.But i couldn't find any addheader method in httpServletRequest. So could any one tell me that how can fields can be added in header in request.
Bosun Bello
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Joined: Nov 06, 2000
Posts: 1510
You cannot change the headers sent with the request. What type of fields are these, and why can't you pass them via form parameters?

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William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 13027
You can't meddle with existing headers in a HttpServletRequest, however you can add arbitrary "attributes" which will be preserved when forwarding the request to a servlet. See the setAttribute and getAttribute methods in the ServletRequest interface.

It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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