I've been through a few tutorials for java servlets and they all show how to display a web page generating in the java code using a servlet. How can I display an existing html page using a servlet?
I figure I need to do something with HttpServletRequest.getRequestDispatcher but not sure exactly what?
you can do this in two ways:
1) Request dispatcher
ServletContext context= getServletContext(); RequestDispatcher rd= context.getRequestDispatcher("/somePage.html"); rd.forward(request, response);
2) Request sendRedirect()
See the difference between the two methods here: requestDispatcher Interface Vs sendRedirect