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Overriding the doPost method

B Crosthwaite
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Joined: Oct 22, 2008
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Hi Guys,

Im am going over my old webdev tutorials and i have got stuck. Hopefully i might get some help here

this is the code:

What i am trying to do is override the doPost method with a doGet method. The code above will compile but i get the HTTP error 405.

Does anyone see where i am going wrong?

Jeanne Boyarsky
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Joined: May 26, 2003
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You haven't defined doGet. So you are calling the superclass' implementation. I vaguely recall that implementation returning an error code so by default it doesn't do anything. You might try removing the doGet call and seeing if it helps.

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Amit Ghorpade

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If you want to support both the doGet() and doPost() methods, a better alternative is write a different method say processRequest() and write all your request handling code in that method.Then simply call that method from doGet() and doPost() as well.

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B Crosthwaite
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Joined: Oct 22, 2008
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Thanks for you replies. I read some post on the interweb and i modified my code a little bit and came up with this:

This does the job with both get and post from the HTML page.

I was just wondering if this was the best way of going about this certain task? or is there a more efficient way?

Ben Souther

Joined: Dec 11, 2004
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Calling doPost from doGet or vice versa is very common.

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