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java servlet problem

java servlet problem

java servlet problem

I have a java servlet that is outputting html. My index.html is just a line that forwards the request to a doGet function, which outputs my original html code, including this line:
out.println(" <a href = \"/servlet/ImageIOTest?cmd=itworked\"> gotopage </a>");
My hope is that when a user clicks on that link the cmd 'itworked' is sent back to my servlet and recieved by the following commands:
HttpSession session = request.getSession();
String cmd = request.getParameter("cmd");
Doing this causes a compile error(the 2nd of these two lines). My thought is that the way I have this set up does not put 'cmd' as a Session variable rather some other type, but I am not sure. Any ideas? Thanks!!

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