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sendRedirect method

Derek Nahabedian

Joined: Jun 21, 2011
Posts: 3

I understand when a sendRedirect is executed, a 301 or 302 response is sent to the client, along with the desired URL. The browser then issues a new request for the desired URL.

My question is what HTTP method is generated under the hood? Get or Post?
Can a Get / Post be specified?

Thank you
Paul Clapham

Joined: Oct 14, 2005
Posts: 18541

The browser will generate a new Get request in response to your 300-sequence response. You don't have any choice about that.
Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
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And thank goodness. It's what enables the P-R-G pattern!

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Derek Nahabedian

Joined: Jun 21, 2011
Posts: 3

Thank you both - I am reading up on the PRG pattern.
I agree. Here's the link:
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