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The Proper use of ActionServlet

 
Richard J Barton
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Hi guys,
I am somewhat confused by the javadoc for ActionServlet. It says this about the addActionHandler method:
addActionHandler

public void addActionHandler(java.lang.String actionKey,
ActionServlet.ActionHandler actionHandler)

Override init and call this method for every action to be implemented.

Parameters:
actionKey - The text that will be sent in the servlet parameter to kick off this action.

What exactly is the actionKey and how do I present it to the servlet?
 
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ActionServlet is not a class in the Servlets Specification. If you are using a framework, then it might be a good idea to let us know which one.
 
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My bad.
ActionServlet is in com.javaranch.common and I was told to use this for lesson 4 of servlets.
 
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This is located here:
http://www.javaranch.com/common.jsp
 
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OK. I get it now. To call a specific action, you would append to a link something like ?action=desiredAction.

In a form you would put a button with a name of action and a value of the desired action/

thanks.
 
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