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POST - Accepts Passive resource

 
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Hi,

I observe something weird with the HTTP POST method. I have a html form with POST as the method. The action attribute has a passive resource (say test.html) and submitting the form fetches the passive resource. I was all along thinking that the POST method was for the purpose of Active resources ( Servlets & JSPs) only. Besides I didn't find the logic in allowing a passie resource to be associated with the POST method when we have the GET method for it.

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Srini
 
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I think that the container is not smart enough to determine if the resource is an active one or passive it just follows what you specify in the <FORM method=´┐Żattribute´┐Ż>. I believe that everything defaults to a GET unless you specify differently.
 
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I think it depends on how you handle the resource.

You can use a JSP as the resource, but you have nothing to submit to it in fact (just a page transition). But you can also submit something to a HTML, which gives you static content.

Or, you can submit some form data to a JSP, which is the normal way.

For any of the combinations, all depends on your needs, the container may just give you want you are required.

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