You must be misunderstanding the way HTML and JSP work. When a page is rendered, it does not just stop at the form. Everything is interpreted and rendered. So the forward action will be triggered any time the page is accessed. Instead, what you should do is set the form's action attribute.
Hasan, I strongly recommend you to learn about HTML/Http first. Don't rush to using JSP and JSTL until you understand the concepts of request, response, session, HTML forms... Forget about the forward tag. Your code should look something like this (may depend on where middle.jsp is):
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Thanks for your reply. The html code you sent will take me to middle.jsp upon pressing submit button. This is fine. But I am wondering how to embed jsp:forward. I am sorry being so novice. but I need to understand