Trouble using POST method with servlet

K Gaur <>
Fri, 22 Feb 2008 07:04:41 -0800 (PST)
hello friends,

i have just started working with servlets and i stumbled upon this

i was just testing servlet with GET and Post methods
the following html-servlet pair works fine with GET method in form

but with POST method it goes awry

i m using Tomcat 6.0 , firefox browser

the code for html document (mail_list.html) is-->


    <title> E-mail list application</title>

    <h1> Join our mailing list</h1>
    <p> To join enter yor name and email id</p>

    <form action="http://localhost:8080/m_egs/EmailServlet"
    <table cellspacing="5" border="0">
            <td align="right"> First name:</td>
            <td><input type="text" name="firstName"></td>
            <td align="right"> Last Name:</td>
            <td><input type="text" name="lastName"></td>
            <td align="right"> Email id:</td>
            <td><input type="text" name="emailId"></td>
            <td><br><input type="submit" value="submit"></td>


and that of the servlet ( is -->

package servpack;

import javax.servlet.*;
import javax.servlet.http.*;
import business.*;
import data.*;

public class EmailServlet extends HttpServlet

    private int accessCount;

    public void init() throws ServletException{

    public void doGet(HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse

        throws ServletException, IOException{
            PrintWriter out=response.getWriter();


            String lastName=request.getParameter("lastName");
            String eID=request.getParameter("emailId");
            User user=new User(firstName, lastName, eID);
            UserIO.addRecord(user,"C:/Program Files/Apache

Software Foundation/Tomcat 6.0/webapps/m_egs/WEB-INF/etc/

            int localCount;
            synchronized (this){
                "<html>\n<head>\n<title>a servlet was

                +"<body>\n <h1> Thanks for joining our

mailing list </h1>\n"
                +"<p>Here is your info:</p>\n"
                +"<table border=\"0\" cellspacing=\"5\"

                +" <tr>\n <td>FirstName:</td> \n

<td>" + firstName + "</td>\n</tr>\n"
                +" <tr>\n <td>LastName:</td> \n

<td>" + lastName + "</td>\n</tr>\n"
                +" <tr>\n <td>Email Address:</td> \n

  <td>" + eID + "</td>\n</tr>\n"
                +"<p> this page has been accessed " +

localCount + " times.</p>\n"
                +"</body>\n </html>");

    public void doPost(HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse

        throws ServletException, IOException {

the browser shows this -->
HTTP Status 405 - HTTP method POST is not supported by this URL

type Status report

message HTTP method POST is not supported by this URL

description The specified HTTP method is not allowed for the

resource (HTTP method POST is not supported by this URL).
Apache Tomcat/6.0.13

please tell me where i m wrong .

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