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Java Spring Basics Using the MVC Architecture Wrappin' It Up

how to implement search pointing to same results page from various request mapping methods? ex: /favorites?q=compiler

I was able to implement seperate uri: "http://localhost:8080/search?q=compiler" but how to make search form in various html thymeleaf template point to same search page view from various controllers.

Navjeet Bansal
Navjeet Bansal
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<form action="/search" method="get"> <div class="input-field"> <input name="q" type="search" placeholder="Search all gifs..." required="required" autocomplete="off"/> <i class="material-icons">search</i> </div> </form> This is what i used in all my html pages, kind of hard coded the search request mapping on all the Pages. Now I am looking for a more dynamic way will let you know if I come up with something. I have an Idea just need to implement that.

1 Answer

The best way I can think of is to add a @RequestParam("q") String searchTerm in every function that returns a list of gifs in every page, making the search very contextual; this is technically possible because submitting the <form> in every page simply adds a ?q="" to the url.