Matt RaibleMatt Raible is a Java Champion and Developer Advocate at Okta.

The Angular Mini-Book The Angular Mini-Book is a guide to getting started with Angular. You'll learn how to develop a bare-bones application, test it, and deploy it. Then you'll move on to adding Bootstrap, Angular Material, continuous integration, and authentication.

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Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

Bad Search Engine URLs.

As I learned in the last session I attended today, this site has bad search engine URLs. For instance, I used to have my entry page (home.jsp) defined as:


The problem with this is that the search engine sees the redirect and goes, uh oh, a redirect - that's bad, and may fail to index your site. Check out what a search engine sees via Rex Swain's HTTP Viewer. So I changed it to use a little JSTL:

<%@ taglib uri="/WEB-INF/c.tld" prefix="c" %>
<c:import url=""/>

I've found this to be a little better as this site shows up as rather than However, it still doesn't seem to work well with the HTTP Viewer I referred to above. When I type into it, Tomcat returns an HTTP 302 error saying "this page has temporarily moved to http://.../home.jsp - so I think Tomcat might need to work on it's <welcome-file-list> to just forward directly to the page. If anyone has any other solutions, please let me know.

Pop Quiz: What's the easiest way to get "" into my c:import tag? request.getSchema() + request.getServerName?

Posted in The Web at Sep 10 2002, 03:15:07 PM MDT 1 Comment

<c:import url="http://${pageContext.request.serverName}/local/path"> works for me. mij

Posted by Michael Jack on November 02, 2003 at 06:56 PM MST #

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