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Ionut Barau

Joined: Feb 18, 2008
Posts: 25
Hi.I am new to Servlets and i have a question about servlet mapping.Does <url-pattern> in web.xml have to be the same as the path of the request? Can the path in <url-pattern> point to another location? or it has to be the same as the location of the jsp that requests for the servlet that I am mapping?
Bear Bibeault
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Not sure what you are asking. The URL pattern can be whatever makes sense and doesn't conflict with the other patterns.

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Venkata Kumar
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Joined: Apr 16, 2008
Posts: 110

see this link for information about web.xml tags

use of url patterns is explained in servlets specification

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