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How to read query string or url after #

Rishi Tyagi
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Joined: Feb 14, 2002
Posts: 100

I have a java servlet url which is shared with soem thirdparty, my servlet url is


Thirdparty is passing information to my servlet in below format
http://<mydomain>/calback#data=<data i need to read from this request>

Can someone advice how can i read this data being received after # in the invoked url

tried getAttributes(), getPathInfo(), getParameterNames(), getRequestURI() and getRequestURL() but none of them is returning me data passed to me url after #

Kindly advice how can i sortout this issue and read required data?

Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
Posts: 61970

The portion of the URL after the hash tag is not sent to the server. It is for client-side use only.

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