I have been trying to use the ServletResponse.setStatus(SC_NO_CONTENT)
mechanism for returning an empty response to my Server and I cannot seem
get the browser to terminate the post.

I am under the impression that just setting this status field will tell
Tomcat to end the response and the browser will remain on the same page.
seems to me that the browser is not getting the terminated request and
continues to "open" the page.

Does anyone have any idea what I might be missing?

Thanks, Bret