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Old October 12th, 2004, 04:33 PM
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Default Redirection in webservice

I am new to webservice. What I am trying to do is redirect the page in webservice?
How do I do it? It's giving error for the following code.When I am invoking it from the web service directly it works fine, but when I access from my web app it throws unhandled error.

The method in web service:

public string hello()[/size=6]

//string apppath;


Context.Response.StatusCode = 307;

return null;


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I don't think this will ever work. A Web Service *can* be called from within a browser or Web app, but doesn't have to.

Redirecting is a browser / web related concept, while there are many Web service consumers that are not browser based. For instance, I can have a Windows form that calls a Web service to retrieve a DataSet. Once I receive the Redirect request, where am I redirected? Does my Win form change into a browser? I don't think so. The same is true for a Web service calling another Web service. Where do you redirect a Web service call to? You can't....

I think you'll need to rethink your strategy. For instance, have the calling code redirect the client. If necessary, have the Web service return the Ul the client needs to redirect to.


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I agree with Imar. I do not think your current strategy will ever work.
A Webservice is meant to be a central smart layer that does a specific task. Let the webservice return a code to the calling client, that will tell whether it failed or succeeded or return any other information that will be required for the calling client to decide where to redirect the user to.

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Thanks Imar and Arati, I have changed my strategy. You guys are right. I am returning a url to the client for redirection from the calling end.

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