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From Arieh Markel <Arieh.Mar...@central.sun.com>
Subject Re: BugRat Report #543 has been filed.
Date Thu, 07 Dec 2000 15:43:50 GMT

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> Bug report #543 has just been filed.
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> You can view the report at the following URL:
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>    <http://znutar.cortexity.com/BugRatViewer/ShowReport/543>
> 
> REPORT #543 Details.
> 
> Project: Tomcat
> Category: Bug Report
> SubCategory: New Bug Report
> Class: swbug
> State: received
> Priority: high
> Severity: critical
> Confidence: public
> Environment: 
>    Release: 3.2 Final
>    JVM Release: Sun JDK 1.3.0-C
>    Operating System: NT4
>    OS Release: SP5
>    Platform: intel
> 
> Synopsis: 
> calling getServletContext().getRequestDispatcher() always returns null
> 
> Description:
> Making a call to:
> getServletContext().getRequestDispatcher("http://www.google.com/")
> 
> with any string, always returns null;

Follows the javadoc for getRequestDispatcher().

What can be seen is that it explicitly says that the path must
begin with a "/", and your usage does not.

The javadoc does not say that you can pass any URL as an argument.

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