You want to use a JSP to add one or more parameters to a query string, then forward the request to its destination.
Use the jsp:forward and jsp:param standard actions.
Adding one or more parameters and forwarding to another component is as easy as four lines in a JSP. The jsp:forward action adds any jsp:params to existing parameters when it forwards this text to the processing component, as shown in Example 7-13.
Example 7-13. Adding parameters and forwarding in a JSP
<jsp:forward page="/viewPost.jsp" > <jsp:param name="inspector-name" value="Jen"/> <jsp:param name="inspector-email" value="firstname.lastname@example.org"/> </jsp:forward>
If this JSP is requested with the following URL:
then the three original parameters ( first , last , and zip ) are preserved when the jsp:forward action adds two additional parameters ( inspector-name , inspector-email ) and forwards the page. In the example, the page is processed by the viewPost.jsp page shown in Example 7-3. Requesting addParam.jsp in a browser forwards the request, and a total of five parameters to the viewPost.jsp page. Figure 7-5 shows the result in a browser.
Recipe 7.2 on handling a POST request in a JSP; Recipe 7.3 on setting the properties of a JavaBean to form input; Recipe 7.6 on posting data from a JSP.