[jax-rs-spec users] [jsr339-experts] Re: Re: forward()

From: Sergey Beryozkin <>
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2013 14:12:37 +0000

On 30/10/13 14:03, Marek Potociar wrote:
> FYI, in Jersey we have this:
> This is a more generic approach IMO than a forward() method, which is
> IMO too Servlet-specific.

No, this is a very intrusive approach, not JAX-RS.
I've never liked asking users to do something like:

return new Viewable("/index", "FOO");



> Marek
> On 11 Sep 2013, at 20:03, Bill Burke <
> <>> wrote:
>> On 9/11/2013 11:19 AM, Sergey Beryozkin wrote:
>>> On 11/09/13 14:04, Bill Burke wrote:
>>>> Hey,
>>>> I'm working on my first Angular JS web UI application. Angular JS is
>>>> REST based, so it works great with a JAX-RS backend. The only thing
>>>> that is really missing in JAX-RS at the moment, is a servlet forward().
>>>> I often need to forward the request to .html, .jsp, or JSF pages
>>>> within the WAR.
>>>> A could inject HttpServletRequest and do the forward, but the JAX-RS
>>>> implementation is going to have to be aware that you're doing a forward,
>>>> otherwise, it will try to send back a response.
>>>> Do we need a forward() method somewhere? LIke on ResourceContext or
>>>> something? Or do we need explicit language in the spec that JAX-RS
>>>> implementations need to handle servlet forwards gracefully.
>>> We do it at MBW level and ensure the runtime does not try to handle the
>>> response after the forward, basic and non-intrusive solution,
>> We have an API for forward(). Which bypasses response processing if
>> you call it on a JAX-RS method return. Which means no exception
>> handling, filters, or interceptors or MBW.
>> --
>> Bill Burke
>> JBoss, a division of Red Hat