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From Simon Senécal <>
Subject RequestDispatcher.forward() problem
Date Fri, 21 Feb 2003 14:35:03 GMT
I need help. (I use Tomcat 4.1.18)

I'm in JSP1 in a webapp (Webapp1) and I use 
RequestDispatcher.forward(request, response) to forward in JSP2 located in 
another webapp (Webapp2). The two webapps are on the same server. The 
forwarding works, but once I'm in the JSP2 (in Webapp2), it looks like I'm 
still in the context of Webapp1, the URL of the request remains the URL of 
JSP1 in Webapp1. However, the servlet API documentation specifically says:

"For a RequestDispatcher obtained via getRequestDispatcher(), the 
ServletRequest object has its path elements and parameters adjusted to 
match the path of the target resource".

Here is a simplified part of the code I use in JSP1:

ServletContext contxt = getServletContext().getContext("/Webapp2");
RequestDispatcher disp = 
disp.forward(request, response);

Is this a bug, or is there something that I'm missing or not understanding 
about forwarding?

Simon Senécal
Lab-Volt Québec (Software Development)
418-849-1000 #348          

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