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Clueless on request.getContextPath()

859702Aug 29 2011 — edited Aug 31 2011
Hi, I am invoking the applet in a jsp as shown

String contextPath=request.getContextPath();

<APPLET CODE = "EmbeddedViewerApplet.class" CODEBASE = "<%=contextPath%>/applets" ARCHIVE = "ReportApplet.jar" WIDTH = "100%" HEIGHT = "90%"></XMP>
<PARAM NAME = CODE VALUE = "EmbeddedViewerApplet.class" >
<PARAM NAME = CODEBASE VALUE = "<%=contextPath%>/applets" >
<PARAM NAME = ARCHIVE VALUE = "ReportApplet.jar" >

<PARAM NAME="type" VALUE="application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.2">
<PARAM NAME="scriptable" VALUE="false">
<PARAM NAME = "REPORT_URL" VALUE ="<%=contextPath%>/GetJasperPrintObject">


My server is running at the instance/context http://server/a/b where b is the context name

However, When I see the rendered HTML, the contextPath is printed with difference

At first line, it rendered /a/b/applets
At subsequent lines, it just printed /b/applets and /b/GetJasperPrintObject

Can you guys help in finding the error/problem with the code? Why is that the request.getContextPath() iis printing differently at different places?
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Added on Aug 29 2011