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redirecting the request to URL

 
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I want to redirect the request to url in different application through https. Problem is I cannot use request.sendRedirect because contents of the original request, such as POST parameters, will be lost. Is there any alternative.
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use the requestdispatcher.forward() method.
 
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requestdispatcher.forward() method only works when you are forwarding the request in same application. In my case I am trying to forward request to another application.
 
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Originally posted by Gaurav Jain:
use the requestdispatcher.forward() method.

 
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Use URL rewriting
 
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Originally posted by danny liu:
Use URL rewriting


URL rewriting is for session management.
Use a HttpClient to make a new post request.
 
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Hi Brahim,
Can you explain what is HTTPClient and how to use it.
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Shak
 
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Originally posted by Shakti Sharma:
Hi Brahim,
Can you explain what is HTTPClient and how to use it.
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Shak



http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/httpclient/
You can also use an URLConnection object.
 
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requestdispatcher.forward() can be used to call requests from a different application also. For that you need to have the servlet context of that aaplication. I do not have the exact code with me, but i know that it can be done. Would try to post the exact code when i get hold of it.
 
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You can write a java httpclient to forward the request to another servlet in a different JVM.

URL url = new URL("http://www.xyz.com/anotherservlet");
URLConnection urlConn = url.openConnection();
urlConn.setUseCaches(false);
ObjectInputStream in = new ObjectInputStream(urlConn.getInputStream());
in.close();

-Hemanth
 
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