3.5. A Resumé Posting Service

On-line job services have become increasingly popular of late. A reputable site provides a useful service to job seekers by giving their skills wide exposure and provides a useful service to employers by giving them access to a large pool of prospective employees. This section presents a servlet that handles part of such a site: the submission of on-line resumés.

Listing 3.5 and Figure 3-5 show the HTML form that acts as the front end to the resumé-processing servlet. If you are not familiar with HTML forms, they are covered in detail in Chapter 16. The important thing to understand here is that the form uses POST to submit the data and that it gathers values for the following parameter names:

Figure 3-5. Front end ...

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