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Head First Servlets and JSP, 2nd Edition by Bert Bates, Bryan Basham, Kathy Sierra

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A request dispatch does the work on the server side

And that’s the big difference between a redirect and a request dispatch—redirect makes the client do the work while request dispatch makes something else on the server do the work. So remember: redirect = client, request dispatch = server. We’ll say more about request dispatch in a later chapter, but these two pages should give you a quick look at the highlights.

Request Dispatch

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