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Servlets - 4A: ActionServlet not forwarding request

jone jacob

Joined: Jun 11, 2010
Posts: 1
Ok, I've been trying this thing out for a couple days now all to no avail.

I believe I am not too far off from the solution but I am missing something very simple. Could someone please take a look and let me know what I am missing?

The problem: I have implemented the VideoServlet as an ActionServlet but even the simplest of actions will not forward to the proper jsp. I am trying to simply have a 'ListHandler' with a key of "list" that should go to 'listvideos.jsp'. The URL on my index.html is: a href='/Video?action=list'. However when I click on this it goes to http://localhost:8080/Video/?action=list , which is not a valid URL.

EDIT/JD : Deleted functional code.

Any information would be appreciated.
Thank you,

- J Jacob
Janeice DelVecchio
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Please don't post code for the assignments in this forum. I have edited your post to remove your code.

The reasoning for this is to not give secrets/hints/answers away to other students on the drive. Please ask questions of your nitpicker for questions on the code itself, or you can give pseudocode in the forums here.

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paul wheaton

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
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I'm trying to read the question and I'm having trouble understanding the question.

The action key stuff should never go to a jsp, but always to a handler. Then the handler will forward to a jsp.

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