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Posted on 2004-04-29
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Hi,  does anyone know how to get server variables such as

remoteHost
Locale
UserAgent
Referer

using JAVA in-line in JSP?
Thanks in advance..
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Question by:rosshind
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There is an implicit request object available in JSPs:

request.getHeader( "User-Agent" );
request.getRemoteHost();
request.getHeader( "Referer" );
request.getLocale();

-Mark
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by:indigostark
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Where servletRequest = javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest

//Get specific details about the User
String remoteHost = servletRequest.getRemoteHost();
String remoteAddress = servletRequest.getRemoteAddr();
java.util.Locale locale = servletRequest.getLocale();
String country = locale.getDisplayCountry();
String userAgent = servletRequest.getHeader("User-Agent");
String refererr = servletRequest.getHeader("Referer");
String encodings = servletRequest.getHeader("Accept-Encoding");

//check for null values
if(remoteHost==null || remoteHost.equals(""))
remoteHost="Unknown";
            
if(remoteAddress==null || remoteAddress.equals(""))
remoteAddress="Unknown";
            
if(country==null || country.equals(""))
country="Unknown";
            
if(userAgent==null)
userAgent="";
            
if(refererr==null)
refererr="";
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by:rosshind
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When I try to use teh imlicit variables I get this  error message:

/home/hindrm/jakarta-tomcat-4.1.29/work/Standalone/localhost/_/rmh/ProductDetails_jsp.java:493: cannot resolve symbol
symbol  : variable request
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by:searlas
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Have you put this code in a method as so:
<%!
void someMethod() {
  String referer = request.getHeader( "Referer" );
}
%>

If so, you need to change it to:
<%!
void someMethod(HttpServletRequest request) {
  String referer = request.getHeader( "Referer" );
}
%>

and call it with <% someMethod(request); %>


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by:rosshind
ID: 10949423
I think this may be a problem with using thoes implicit variables within a funtion delimited by the <%! and %> tags.

I have the same problem with the "out" implicit variables.

Do you know why this might be?
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by:rosshind
ID: 10949430
Ah I see, you have answered my question there.

Thanks.
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