I'm making a simple, very lightweight front-controller. I need to match request paths to different handlers (actions) in order to choose the correct one.
On my local machine
So, what's the difference between these method and what should I choose?
getPathInfo() gives the extra path information after the URI, used to access your Servlet, where as
getRequestURI() gives the complete URI.
I would have thought they would be different, given a Servlet must be configured with its own URI pattern in the first place; I don't think I've ever served a Servlet from root (/).
For example if Servlet 'Foo' is mapped to URI '/foo' then I would have thought the URI:
Would result in:
RequestURI = /foo/path/to/resource
PathInfo = /path/to/resource