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Redirecting in servlets

zel hatake

Joined: Feb 29, 2012
Posts: 1
Hi guys, I'm having problems with my redirection code for a java servlet code.

When a user clicks the Register button...
>the /regisration_page servlet will be shown wherein it have requestDispatchers composed of 3 fragments (banner.jsp,footer.jsp,content.jsp)
>the content.jsp contains the <form action="/register" method="POST"> when the user finishes filling up the necessary information, the servlet /register will then insert the data into the database.. well it work fine..
>but then i need to redirect the user to a page that will notify him if the registration is successful.

I tried the following...

In the /register servlet I inserted the ff in the doPost:

and I created a new fragment named registrationStatus.jsp that will get the parameter

And then how will I show the page to my user?
I thought of using the processRequest in the /register servlet wherein I used the RequestDispatcher to combine 3 jsp fragments and send it back to the client:

And its not working... I don't know what I did wrong.. is there something wrong with my logic???
Help will be much greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
Posts: 63343

Sorry, but I cannot get past this:
You realize that this will completely mask any exceptions that are thrown?

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Prasad Krishnegowda
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Joined: Apr 25, 2010
Posts: 657

Java exception messages are written in a way, so that it will be easy to debug the problem and by having a empty catch block, you are not helping yourselves and is a very poor thing to do.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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