JSP with ajax

Posted on 2014-01-30
Last Modified: 2014-02-03
Hi there,

I am new to ajax. Would you use ajax with jsp ? jsp already has its own setProperty , getProperty.

Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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>Would you use ajax with jsp  
AJAX is a  client-side  technique.  Using AJAX a browser can communicate with a server in the background without refreshing the page. JSP is a server-side technology. AJAX and JSP don't have much to do with each other. AJAX code could send a  request to a JSP, but it probably   is easier to  use a Servlet instead.    
>jsp already has its own setProperty , getProperty.    
What communication do you want between the client and your server?

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I am using java and jsp to read, write and delete data from the database. That is my communication between client and server. I am using setters/getters and when there is a need, i use redirect.

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by:Mahesh Bhutkar
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Ajax is a technique to send Asynchronous XMLHttpRequest to server side.

Whereas JSP is a scripting language used at client (UI) side. Inside JSP you can use Ajax to hit server request and handle the response.

You should have basic Javascript knowledge to understand Ajax.

You will get lots of online example on "Ajax calls from Jsp" on Googling..
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>I am using java and jsp to read, write and delete data from the database    
AJAX  could call a Servlet to do those things. The Servlet could respond with the new data and and you could use javascript to display it on the page.  
Of course, a JSP could generate the page that contains the AJAX code. But AJAX and JSP shouldn't  interact with each other.    
You should give us more details describing the flow of your web application.  
Have you considered using any  frameworks?
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mrcoffee365 earned 100 total points
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Using JSP is fine.  Ajax is not related to whether it's a jsp or whatever on the server which is responding.  Servlets are not required to use Ajax.

As several people have responded correctly, Ajax is javascript which runs on the client -- a browser.  JSP only runs on the server.  JSP does not include getProperty or setProperty.  It's possible you're thinking of beans?  In any case, since Ajax is javascript (not java) which runs in the client and not the server, there's no possibility of conflict.
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mrcoffee>Using JSP is fine.  
Ok, as long as you can avoid any unintentional white space characters.
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Ajax is usually using text -- extra whitespace is generally not a problem.  It can be, but it's not a great idea to scare new users with edge conditions.

Perhaps you're thinking of PDFs?
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mrcoffee>Perhaps you're thinking of PDFs?  
JSP is good for generating  the initial view.  But, I really think that using a Servlet for AJAX communication is better than using JSPs.

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Thanks all for the comments. .

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