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From Tim Funk <>
Subject Re: Filters and Forwarding
Date Wed, 18 Jun 2003 10:58:47 GMT
Filters apply only to the incoming request. Filters are not invoked on 
subsequent forward() or include().

But the 2.4 spec will allow filters to be run on forward() (and I think 
include, read the spec to verify)


Chisholm, Paul wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a servlet X that forwards to a servlet Y. When Y is requested
> directly there is a filter specified in web.xml that does some
> preprocessing of the request. When X forwards to Y I want the request to
> pass through the filter, but it seems to go straight to Y. Associating
> the filter with X wont work because the filter would then process the
> request before X, instead of between X and Y. I can incorporate the
> functionality of the filter in Y but that defeats the whole purpose of
> using filters (there are situations where I want to use Y without the
> filter). Is there is way to do what I want?
> Thanks,
> Paul

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