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There are two ways of getting a requestDispatcher :

1. RequestDispatcher view = request.getRequestDispatcher("result.jsp");

Here i can also use RequestDispatcher view = request.getRequestDispatcher("/result.jsp");

2. RequestDispatcher view = getServletContext().getRequestDispatcher("/result.jsp");

Here can i use RequestDispatcher view = getServletContext().getRequestDispatcher("result.jsp") or would it give me an error..saying the location has to start from root ??;
 
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Hi,

you get a RequestDispatcher in two ways from the request or from the context. With the servlet context you MUST include the foward slash because you can't specify a path relative to the current resource (the one that received this request.

Hope this helps.
 
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