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Need of two parameters in forward(request,response) & include(request,repsonse)

samir vasani
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Joined: Nov 24, 2010
Posts: 59
Hi Expert,

I would like to know what is the use of two parameters in forward(request,response).
It is understood that request is required as i am forwarding the data from one place to another place and that is also to do process something on the that side(jsp/servlet).
But once i forward the data it never comes back so i think no need for response object.(Correct this if i am wrong).
So please explain the reason of using response in forward method.
Ashwini Kashyap
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Joined: Aug 30, 2012
Posts: 90
Hi Samir,

Yes you are incorrect. There is a need of response object.
It is possible that you may have a requirement wherein you send the response to the client using PrintWriter despite of forwarding request from one servlet to other resource.

For more details check this ServletResponse.

Thanks and Regards,
Ashwini Kashyap | akashyap@infocepts.com | www.infocepts.com
 
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