Internet and Web Resources

Answers to Self Review Exercises


a) Servlet. b) doGet, doPost. c) getWriter. d) action. e) localhost.

  1. False. Servlets are usually used on the server side.
  2. True.
  3. False. The two most common HTTP request types are get and post. The put request type is often not allowed for security reasons.
  4. False. The well-known port number on a Web server where requests for HTML documents are made is 80. Port 8080 is the Tomcat servlet container's default port.



Create a servlet that displays the current date and time.


Create a HTML form with three input fields: first name, last name and e-mail. Use the get method to pass these values to a servlet. Notice how data is attached to the URL. In the servlet, verify all input fields are non-null and display them back to the client.


Create a Web application for dynamic FAQs. The application should obtain the information to create the dynamic FAQ Web page from a database that consists of a topics table and an faq table. The topics table has two fieldsa unique integer ID for each topic (topicID) and a name for each topic (topicName). The faq table has three fieldsthe topicID (a foreign key), a string representing the question (question) and the answer to the question (answer). When the servlet is invoked, it should read the data from the database and return a dynamically created Web page containing each question and answer, sorted by topic. [ Note: The examples folder for this chapter contains the SQL script faq.sql with which you can create the faq database for this example. For information on executing the SQL script, please refer to Chapter 25.] In the servlet's init method, create a CachedRowSet and set the database URL for the CachedRowSet. Sun's reference implementation of CachedRowSet is named CachedRowSetImpl and is located in the package com.sun.rowset.


Modify the Web application in Exercise 26.5 so that the initial request to the servlet returns a Web page of topics in the FAQ database. Then, the user can link to another servlet that returns only the frequently asked questions for a particular topic.


Modify the Web application in Fig. 26.21 to allow the user to see the survey results without responding to the survey.


Recall that the Web application in Fig. 26.21 implements a Web-based survey. Write a Web application that can be used generically with any survey of the appropriate formi.e., a question followed by a set of possible answers. Your Web application should have three servlets. The first is called to dynamically generate a list of survey names. When the user selects a survey, the second servlet should dynamically generate a form containing the survey options. When the user chooses an option, the third servlet should update the database and return the survey results. The survey database for this exercise has two tablessurveyCategory and surveyResult. Table surveyCategory has three fieldsa unique integer ID for each survey category (id), a string representing the survey name (name) and a string representing the survey question (question). Table surveyResult has three fieldsan integer ID (a foreign key) that identifies the survey category (id), a string representing the survey option (surveyOption) and an integer representing the total votes that option has received so far (voteCount). [Note: The examples folder for this chapter contains the SQL script survey.sql with which you can create the survey database for this example. For information on executing the SQL script, refer to Chapter 25. The sample database contains sample data for three surveysAnimals, Fruits and Sports.]


Write a Web application that consists of a servlet (DirectoryServlet) and several Web documents. Document index.html should be the first document the user sees. In it, you should have a series of links for other Web pages in your site. When clicked, each link should invoke the servlet with a get request that contains a page parameter. The servlet should obtain parameter page and redirect the request to the appropriate document.

Introduction to Computers, the Internet and the World Wide Web

Introduction to Java Applications

Introduction to Classes and Objects

Control Statements: Part I

Control Statements: Part 2

Methods: A Deeper Look


Classes and Objects: A Deeper Look

Object-Oriented Programming: Inheritance

Object-Oriented Programming: Polymorphism

GUI Components: Part 1

Graphics and Java 2D™

Exception Handling

Files and Streams


Searching and Sorting

Data Structures



Introduction to Java Applets

Multimedia: Applets and Applications

GUI Components: Part 2



Accessing Databases with JDBC


JavaServer Pages (JSP)

Formatted Output

Strings, Characters and Regular Expressions

Appendix A. Operator Precedence Chart

Appendix B. ASCII Character Set

Appendix C. Keywords and Reserved Words

Appendix D. Primitive Types

Appendix E. (On CD) Number Systems

Appendix F. (On CD) Unicode®

Appendix G. Using the Java API Documentation

Appendix H. (On CD) Creating Documentation with javadoc

Appendix I. (On CD) Bit Manipulation

Appendix J. (On CD) ATM Case Study Code

Appendix K. (On CD) Labeled break and continue Statements

Appendix L. (On CD) UML 2: Additional Diagram Types

Appendix M. (On CD) Design Patterns

Appendix N. Using the Debugger

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Java(c) How to Program
Java How to Program (6th Edition) (How to Program (Deitel))
ISBN: 0131483986
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Year: 2003
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