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jsp:forward vs logic:forward

Marco Vanoli
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Joined: Jan 12, 2005
Posts: 99
Waht is the difference between to use
<jsp:forward page=""/>
( is an action forward than point to my.jsp )


<logic:forward name="welcome"/>

(welcome is a global forward that point to action

Wich is the right tag to use ?

bye, <br />Marco
Merrill Higginson
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Joined: Feb 15, 2005
Posts: 4864
Here are the reference urls:

It looks like the main difference is that logic:forward will perform a redirect if you've already written to the output buffer and it's too late to forward.

In my opinion, though, I can't think of a good reason to do a forward from a JSP. The Action class should do the forwarding.

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sweety Ktv

Joined: Jan 11, 2012
Posts: 1
jsp:forward does not check for the path in struts-config.xml, it directly forwarded to the page

logic:forward checks for the name in <global-forwards> of struts-config.xml
I agree. Here's the link:
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