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Hi Guys

I am playing around with a filter and am having problems getting it to work. Whenever I try to reload the app in tomcat manager, it stops running. As soon as I remove the filter stuff from the web.xml it starts to run again. See code below:


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Your filter is never allowing the chain to continue. See the Javadoc for the filter class.
 
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Ok, I have updated the following:



Not sure if thats what you meant but I compiled and tried to reload the project but it still doesn't run.
 
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Define "doesn't run".
 
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You might find it useful to look at the examples here:

http://java.sun.com/products/servlet/Filters.html
 
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Thanks for the link Paul, a good read.

I have another problem, I am trying to use response.setError() but compiler tells me 'symbol cannot be found'. It looks like its due to the fact that ServletResponse is being used and sendError works with HttpServletResponse. Is there anyway I can fix this ?
 
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Cast it.
 
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Thanks bear. Is there anyway I can determine the source of the filter initialisation ? So if I refreshed index.jsp is there anyway the filter can tell me it was that file that triggered it ?
 
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The request is available to the filter from which it can gather any information it would like.
 
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Do you have example code I could go through ?
 
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What info are you after? have you perused that JavaDoc for the request class?
 
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