Hello Friends, I need some help regarding the HTTP methods (TRACE,DELETE,PUT,HEAD). PROBLEM EXPLAINED ------------------ I want to request from html to servlet using these methods.As the HTML FORM method attribute supports only get or post, we cannot request use other methods for the <FORM METHOD=""> attribute. While searching in our forum, i found the following thread Can anybody please explain me 1. How to request via other http methods 2. how can i make my servlet to respond to these requests 3. What is the purpose of the HttpURLConnection Thanks in advance If we are going to write the java.net.HttpURLConnection.setRequestMethod("TRACE"); in the servlet class, then it wont work as servlet comes into picture only after the request from page. Can anyone please throw some examples with little explanation. I kindly request people to post with example. SECOND QUESTION What is the use of HttpURLConnection class. What is the purpose of that. Explain me in detail.