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R K Singh
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I am currently working on tomcat4.1.
And it looks like that there is no difference in Absolute and relative path.
It does not matter whether I am using href="myPage01.html" or href="/myPage01.html".
Both points to "myContext/myPage01.html".
Though the calling/source page[where this link is available] is in myContext/dir01/dir02/callingPage.html.
 
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Relative URL's are interpreted by the browser (not Tomcat or whatever other servlet container you are using) and will be relative to the current URL and not to the file system location where the page is located (which the browser hasn't got a clue about).
So what's the URL of the page in which you have the "misbehaving" links?
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Originally posted by Bear Bibeault:
Relative URL's are interpreted by the browser (not Tomcat or whatever other servlet container you are using) and will be relative to the current URL and not to the file system location where the page is located (which the browser hasn't got a clue about).
So what's the URL of the page in which you have the "misbehaving" links?
bear

Looks like you are correct.
But then how come if you use URL like href="/somePage.jsp" is refered to <a href="http://myserver.com/<b rel="nofollow">myContext</b>/somePage.jsp" target="_blank">http://myserver.com/myContext/somePage.jsp
Before servlets 2.3, if you are refering like href="/somePage.jsp" then it will refer to http://myserver.com/somePage
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I think, as my jsp are inside WEB-INF directory that why this problem is coming.
The jsp which are outside WEB-INF are working fine.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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