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JQuery Ajax Call to Servlet

 
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I have a button that should do an Ajax call to a servlet in order to create/write a Textfile in a certain Directory. How do i transfer the variable "text" to the servlet and does the Ajax call look right?





 
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Welcome to the Ranch!

Two things about your Ajax call:
  • You've hard-coded the URL to use localhost. That means it cannot work anywhere else but your local machine. You should be using a URL that works everywhere. In order to help you figure out what that is, we need some more context. Since you mention Servlets, I assume that this is a Java web application in which the view is provided by a JSP in the same web app? If so, see below. If not, tell us what you've got going on.
  • The data is malformed. It cannot just be a string. See the description of the expected data format in the jQuery documentation for the $.ajax function.

  • In a Java web application, URLs into the same app should be server-relative, starting with the context path. See the JspFaq on resource URLs to learn how to create such URLs in JSPs.
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