JSP URI/URL FAQ: How do I get a URI or URL from a JSP (the request URI or request URL)?
I was just working with a JSP, and trying to remember how to get information that can be very helpful inside of a JSP, specifically how to determine the Context, URI, and URL from within a JSP.
To that end, here's the Java source code for a JSP I wrote that will display the Context, URI, and URL for this JSP when it is accessed from a browser:
<h2>JSP URI, URL, Context</h2> Request Context Path: <%= request.getContextPath() %> Request URI: <%= request.getRequestURI() %> Request URL: <%= request.getRequestURL() %>
When I save this in a file named
uriTest.jsp, place it in a context named
test that is already running on a Tomcat server on my local computer, and then hit the URL for this JSP (
http://localhost:8080/test/uriTest.jsp), I see the following output:
JSP URI, URL, Context Request Context Path: /test Request URI: /test/uriTest.jsp Request URL: http://localhost:8080/test/uriTest.jsp
Information like this can be very helpful when doing a variety of things inside a JSP. For instance, in looking at the blog here at devdaily.com/blog, I want to add some social bookmark links here, and when doing that, I can use the
=request.getRequestURI() or request.getRequestURL()= methods to get the URL information that I need to send to Digg, StumbleUpon, and others.