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Data from database on the index page

Marek Krokosinski
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Joined: Jun 10, 2011
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I'm wondering how to put data on the index page. I'm using hibernate. Servlet should take data from database and dispatch it to the index.jsp with request.
If I would have a static index page (without any data from database) user would type or . Index. jsp is in DD in welcome-file-list and everything should work fine right? If I want to have a dynamic data in my index.jsp I have to call servlet first, but when user makes request for, he makes request for index.jsp, servlet is not called so it won't get and dispatch data to the index.jsp.
I have one solution for this problem, but I'm not sure is it correct. Do I have to put "" in my welcome-file-list instead of index.jsp ? I think there must be other solution. I saw many jsp/servlet based sites which have dynamic data in theirs index.jsp. Of course they could map the servlet as "index.jsp" but I don't belive in this really.

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Bear Bibeault
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Make the welcome page the servlet, not the JSP.

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It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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