else block is not processed

Fri, 25 Jul 2008 06:57:15 -0700 (PDT)
Hi every one!
Im new wth jsp.. i ll b grateful if ny1 can help me with this!! thankz
in advance!

The else condition is not getting processed in the jsp file but if
condition processes fine!!!
first here is the code of the html file:-

<body bgcolor="#ffffff">

<form name="mod" method="post" action="emp_verify.jsp">
<h1 align="center">Modify Employee</h1>
<h2 align="left">Enter The Employee Id to modify the details:
<input type="text" name="T1"> </h2>
<p align="left"><input type="submit" value="Submit" name="sub1"> </p>
<p align="left"> &nbsp;</p>


NOW THIS IS THE CODING OF emp_verify.jsp:-

<%@page language="java" import="java.sql.*" %>


String id=request.getParameter("T1");


    Connection con=DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:odbc:es123","","");

    PreparedStatement ps=con.prepareStatement("select * from addition
where emp_id=?");

    ResultSet rs=ps.executeQuery();

    if (rs.next()) {
<!-- when successful page turns to emp_about.jsp--!>

    <jsp:forward page="emp_about.jsp" />

<% } else { %>

<!--but when unsuccessfull this is not displayed --!>

not found

<% } %>
<% }
catch(Exception e){} %>


when entry is found, control is properly transfered to emp_about.jsp,
when entry is not found in the database the code in else condition
doesnt shows up!!!

my browser- IE 7
server- TOMCAT6.0

plz help me with this i m new in jsp!!!
thank you!!!

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