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brisk rook
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hi
Is it possible in Jsp to prompt the user (as in javascript) to enter his name so that i can make use of the name entered by the user somewhere else in the program. any example would be very helpful.
this might look simple..but i'm just a beginner..pls help..
thanks in adv
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You can't prompt the surfer with JSP on the server-side - JSP doesn't execute in the browser. You should use the javascript prompt, or more easily, just a form & input field, and then use request.getParameter() to read the name, and then store the name in the session.
 
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Originally posted by Adam Hardy:
You can't prompt the surfer with JSP on the server-side - JSP doesn't execute in the browser. You should use the javascript prompt, or more easily, just a form & input field, and then use request.getParameter() to read the name, and then store the name in the session.

Thanks adam..i'll try this out..
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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