> From IE, it works just fine
> (probably because it's using ActiveX rather than XMLHttpRequest)

Not *rather than* -- it's using XMLHttpRequest regardless. On older
versions of IE, the way you get one is via ActiveX, but that's
irrelevant (and only older versions); it's an XMLHttpRequest

>      var asyncReq = new Ajax.Request("http://localhost:8701/MyApp/
> MyServlet", opts);

What's the URL of the page this is a part of? Because the fact you've
given a full URL there makes me think this is not relative to the
page, which makes me wonder if you're running afoul of the Same Origin
Policy[1] (because remember, different ports are different origins).
But in that case, I wouldn't expect IE to work, either, not even IE6.

When I try this in my setup, requesting from localhost:8080 to
localhost:8701, using IE7 I simply get an access denied error and my
servlet (okay, it's a JSP for test purposes) is never triggered at
all. When I try this from Firefox or Chrome, because they support
CORS[2][3], I see the OPTIONS request to my JSP seeking permission for
cross-origin requests.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Same_origin_policy
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/cors/
[3] https://developer.mozilla.org/En/HTTP_access_control

T.J. Crowder
Independent Software Consultant
tj / crowder software / com

On Mar 12, 2:53 pm, Ronen <rrotst...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I've downloaded the latest prototype (version 1.6.1) and tried to call
> a java servlet using Ajax.Request.  From IE, it works just fine
> (probably because it's using ActiveX rather than XMLHttpRequest), but
> I'm having no luck with Firefox (v3.6) and Chrome (4.0).
> The servlet that I'm calling performs a log operation right away so I
> can see whether it was called or not.  That's how I know that IE is
> successful but firefox and chrome aren't.
> I've used Firebug to try to debug firefox and I see that the line
> this.transport.send(this.body);
> is, in fact, being called by firefox.  But still, my servlet shows no
> log of being called.
> The exact javascript I'm using is below:
>      var opts = {
>           method: 'post',
>           parameters : { key:"value" },
>           onSuccess: function(transport)
>           {
>                var d = new Date();
>                document.getElementById("location").value =
> d.getTime();
>           }
>      }
>      var asyncReq = new Ajax.Request("http://localhost:8701/MyApp/
> MyServlet", opts);
> As you can see, in the success method, I just populate a textbox to
> have the current date/time, and this actually works in all browsers
> (IE, Firefox, Chrome).  Just that in Firefox and Chrome the servlet is
> not physically being called (yet the success method is).
> Any help in solving this issue is greatly appreciated.
> --Ronen

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