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How can I pass the variable name to the next page through the address bar? The way ive been trying will not pass anything after the blank space between the firstname and lastname

name = "adro ron";
out.print("<form name='Form1231' method='post' action="+request.getContextPath()+"/allocate_actualtime.jsp?customername="+firstnames[cnt]+lastnames[cnt]+"&names="+name+">");
Thanks
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You need to encode the spaces into a form that browsers can handle :-)

String name = java.net.URLEncoder.encode( "adro ron", "UTF-8" ) ;
String customername = java.net.URLEncoder.encode( firstnames[cnt]+lastnames[cnt], "UTF-8" ) ;
out.print("<form name='Form1231' method='post' action="+request.getContextPath()+"/allocate_actualtime.jsp?customername="+ customername +"&names=" + name + ">");
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by:ram_os
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Thanks Tim, that worked....

Could you explain your code plz and why I needed to do it, if you dont mind,
Thanks again
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by:TimYates
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Yeah, sure :-)

You basically, can't have any special characters, spaces, "?"s, or "&"s in your parameters, as the browser will think they are gaps in the url, or the start of a parameter list or the next parameter, etc

So...

You have to encode the parameters so that they get read correctly by the browser

The way to encode things is like this:

%XX

where XX is the ascii value of the special character

So " " becomes "%20"

and URLEncoder.encode does this for you :-)

Hope you understand :-)

Glad I could help :-)

Tim
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