Java - code to look for input in text box

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I need some help/clarification as I am new with JAVA..

My question is if someone enters a URL into a textbox on webform what JAVA code would be able to see the URL that someone entered into the Textbox and then run code to open it???????????  Thank you in advance.
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if textbox id is txtValue, then this is what you should use:-

<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
function readValue()
var val = $('#txtValue').val();
alert(val);//this will output your textbox value in a message box...

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Hi leezac

In general Java is used on the server and can't see what is happening in the browser (on the client).
Oh Is It??

I though he was talking about javascript....
I thought the big "JAVA" in capital letters was a clue....

Big chance he is talking about JS tho. Otherwise he's trying to work out how to handle the http request on the server.


I am new with JAVA and will be using Javascript.  Sorry for confusion.

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