Second question on this, if HTTP POST parameters are being sent along to the first address, will this (or any) redirect method (besides appending them in a GET URL string) forward them along as POST values to the second (redirect) URL?
No, I have not but will. Thank you for sending me this link.
On a side note, it seems the farther and farther I get into Java, the more I realize I'm fooling myself if I think I'm going to be able to do much with either just scriptlets or JSTL EL.
I'm more of a web designer by experience and so learning full blown Java was not something I wanted to get into. I wanted to be able to throw in the occasional server-side code snippet here or there (my background being mostly in PHP) and not have to develop in NetBeans or Ganymede and compile a class for use on a front-facing web page.
However, any more it looks like I'm going to need to learn it from the ground (Java) up to really move my web development skills forward on our OpenCMS platform.