What is the difference between the methods encodeURL() and encodeRedirectURL()?

Alessandro A. Garbagnati

The answer to this question is more complex than it seems.

Reading the documentation of the two methods, it's clear that the main difference between the two methods are the rules that should be applied in the encodeRedirectURL() method, and those that should not be applied in the encodeURL() method.

The problem is that since HttpServletResponse is an interface, the duty of defining and setting those rules is left to those writing the implementation.
This is what makes this answer complicated: based on the implementation, the answer to the ques