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request.setAttribute and request.getParameter

Songezo Nkukwana
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Joined: Nov 27, 2008
Posts: 51
Any reason why getParameter() returns null after setAttribute?

This always returns null? I added

to test and the result was null ... Is setAttribute only for objects not fields?
David Newton

Joined: Sep 29, 2008
Posts: 12617

This isn't a Struts question.

You can only put objects into scope, but in Java 5+ they'll be auto-boxed.

More importantly, attributes aren't the same as parameters. You're setting an attribute, and getting a parameter.
[ December 10, 2008: Message edited by: David Newton ]
subject: request.setAttribute and request.getParameter
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