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difference between getParameter() and getAttribute()

Basavaraj Reddy

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hi all,

can i know wat's the difference between getParameter() and getAttribute()
Bear Bibeault
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Did you check the javadocs?

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Malatesh Karabisti
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Hi Basavaraj,

Welcome to Java Ranch , check this. before posting your questions show some efforts if you still not able to find the answer million people are there to help you.

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Jayavardhan geepi
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1 difference I know.

getParameter() always returns "String".
getAttribute() always returns type "Object". So, if you had setAttribute of type XXX, you have to cast it back while getting it.
dileep keely
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Give a try in knowing what exactly a parameter is and attribute ?that should solve your problem
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Hebert Coelho
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Hello Basavaraj.

Are you studing web components? Do you have any material?

I would indicate to your Head First Web Components. It's a good book, you will lear those diferences.

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eric totte

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Few differences..

Attributes can be used for communication between servlets. They store data in name value pairs, and can be get/set.
Parameters are bits of information from the client, they cannot be set.

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