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Unable to understand the flow of simple app

Joy Vergis
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Joined: Sep 14, 2009
Posts: 48
New bee to Servlets.

Flow: index.html -->GreetingServlet -->sucess.html

fields: (in index.html)
firstname: txtbox
surname: txtbox
submit button

GreetingServlet checks below:

sucess.html: plain html page



my understanding of application flow is : When i click on submit button, depending on the name mentioned for action attribute in index.html file corresponding <servlet-name> is checked in the web.xml file. and the particular servlet processes the request as per the method attribute mention in the index.html.

Am i write?

Also want to know how the execution proceeds when i replace with "/GreetingServlet" for action attribute in the index.html page as I get an error and not able to proceed
Ove Lindström
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Joined: Mar 10, 2008
Posts: 326

You are absolutely not rong, sorry, wrong.

That is what is happening. You post the fields in a query string to the Servlet that answers on the pattern /GreetingServlet. It then processes the request, like looking for the mandatory name fields.

I don't know how the rest of your Servlet class post-method looks like. But that should work. If you change the action url, then you also need to change or add the mapping to the servlet so that it knows that it is supposed to react on the call.

And one little thing... try to use positive programing.

The code:

should, imho, be rewritten as

I agree. Here's the link:
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