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Can I find out the "path" information from the destination JSP ?

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In my "form.jsp", I have the following thing --

<html:form action="/submit">

the "/submit" action actually takes the parameters from "form.jsp" and handles some logic then forward to "result.jsp". So the URL looks like "http://localhost/myapp/". Now my question is --

In the "result.jsp" how can I get the parameter of "" ? i.e. how can I find out which "path" was taken before it was forward to current "result.jsp" ? I have tried the following but none of them works --

request.getRequestURI(); request.getRequestURL(); none of them returns "". so, can I get it and how ?

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You want to send user back to his/her initial page?
then first of all you need to save your current path in as a session variable
or you should use a header variable called Referer
which will return Referer page.
so :
in your action retrive the Referer variable , set it as a session variable
in the result.jsp you can use that path for what ever you want.
if you need more details i would help you
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