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Special Edition Using Java™ Server Pages and Servlets by Mark Wutka

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Chapter 5. Saving Data Between Requests

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Web programmers often need to keep track of data between user requests. Given what you already know about JSP, servlets, and HTML forms, you already have the ability to keep track of data between requests. You can store user data in hidden form variables.

Storing Data in Hidden Form Variables

Although not the most elegant solution, form variables are used by many applications to store user data. The idea is that every time the user submits a form, it contains some hidden variables that contain information ...

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