What is a "javax.servlet.ServletException: Broken pipe" exception?

Alex Chaffee

Is this when the user aborts the process by clicking the browser's stop button, or navigating to another link? At what point in the process is this exception thrown, when the servlet attempts to send the response back to the browser?

<hr> Yes, it happens when the user clicks stop, or logs off, or otherwise prematurely aborts the connection. It's nothing to worry about. It's a normal part of life on the Web.