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passing a parameter without form - from jsp to servlet

 
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Hello,
I have a JSP which displays Category names from DB. I want to click on a hyperlink of a Category & the next page will show the SubCategories under that category.

I am facing problem to pass the corresponding Category ID to the Servlet when it is clicked.

I tried using:it gets forwarded to the servlet before clicking on the link.

So is there any way of passing the parameter to the desired Servlet without submitting a form? or if there is no way without form, then what is the proper solution??

a lot of thanks in advance
 
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Well, you're using jsp:forward-what did you expect?

Why wouldn't you just create the href with the parameter?!
 
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href here in your codes are not effected, in other words, you have no chance to use the href you have defined.
 
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this FAQ entry Redirect Forward can solve your problem maybe
 
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Thanks for your reply.
I have omitted jsp:forward and used href with query string and this works :-D
 
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