Does JSP/HTML need to be reconfigured to allow URL rewriting?

Ryan Breidenbach

No. URL rewriting is a server stategy for session tracking to maintain a user's state across multiple pages/requests.

Usually, a server will first attempt to use cookies to track a user's session. If the user has cookies turned off on their browser, URL rewriting is typically implemented as an alternative for session tracking.

Either way, no changes would need to be made to JSPs/HTML pages. Both session tracking strategies are done "behind the scenes" and are independent of the HTML that is being served.