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From Anto Paul <>
Subject Re: Real basic question - scope
Date Thu, 01 Sep 2005 11:50:11 GMT
On 9/1/05, David Shapiro <> wrote:
> I have a jsp page that uses a class I wrote to connect to a database 
> (mysql)
> and pull up some information based on what the user fills in one of three
> text boxes. I understand why if I fill in a text box once and press submit
> I get my result, but I do not understand why if I press enter again 
> without
> filling in the textbox if brings up the same response again. In that, if I
> type in a user's last name and press enter, I get the user's info. If I
> press enter again, I get the same user's info even though I did not fill 
> in
> the text box. My mysql code opens a connection, fills an rs, displays the
> results, and closes the connection. If I do not have a bean I am calling,
> how do I set scope for the page to be for example just request? Is the
> reason I see info even though I did not supply anything in the text box
> because of the browser caching stuff, or is it tomcat? I am just a bit
> confused about the whole thing and would appreciate a brief description of
> what I am seeing and a good response to it.
> Note: jstl is installed.

What is processing the request ? A servlet, Struts Action, JSP ?. Does it 
have any instance variable that stores the input data ?.

Anto Paul

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