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ashutosh dhiman

Joined: Oct 07, 2008
Posts: 7
i made a struts application..when i do POST or GET to my actionservlet and it forwards the view to other page using findForward() browser it will still show the URL to which i did POST/GET. i want to update it with my latest can i do that?
For example..
in my login.jsp page i entered my userid and password and hit enter which has a ACTION='/' in the form. after the successfull login of failed login it will show in browser URL as http://localhost:8080/ in browser but i want this URL to be updated with my current view which is one the two http://localhost:8080/loginfailed.jsp or http://localhost:8080/loginsuccess.jsp
any suggestion???

i knw it happens because of requestDispacher. its same with the case when someone from servlet does it using requestDispacher. it will still show the address of servlet in place of jsp to which i forwarded...any suggestion for that???
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42965
Hello "system crash "-

Welcome to JavaRanch.

On your way in you may have missed that we have a policy on screen names here at JavaRanch. Basically, it must consist of a first name, a space, and a last name, and not be obviously fictitious. Since yours does not conform with it, please take a moment to change it, which you can do right here.

As to your question, to solution to it may be the PostRedirectGet pattern. This article goes into the details of this and some related issues; it's well worth a read.
ashutosh dhiman

Joined: Oct 07, 2008
Posts: 7
But how do i use that in struts?? struts has to return using findForward() method in execute where do i use that?? do you want me to put this before return statement??? then what would be the use of <forward > tag inside <action>mapping tag?? that is useless to do this with a actionSErvlet in struts tell me...pplz
Vinod Yadav

Joined: Sep 18, 2006
Posts: 2
There is a redirect option in Struts config file, instead of forward

for this you have to use the forward element as

I am sure it will work for you..
DN Debed

Joined: Nov 03, 2008
Posts: 10
hello! i'm also having this kind of problem.

For example, after a user clicks on "save" to update his profile, the next page must be the list of profiles with a message like "succesfully saved" (stored in request as "result").

If i use, redirect="true" in my forward, the request attributes are lost. And the user, has no idea if his update was successful.
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