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cwi info

Joined: Jun 21, 2004
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I am developing a web application.In the jsp i need to provide a button, which on clicking will invoke the scanning process of some document using the scanner. Then it will upload the file to the Database.How should I approach???
Paul Sturrock

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JSP code (servlets) runs on the server. So any calls to a scanner would be made in relation to the server. You need an applet to do this, since that runs on the client's machine. I don't know of an easily avaliable API you can call to invoke a scanner (like the Java Print Service for printers). Unless someone knows any different, you might have to write your own calls to native code - which would make your applet inherently not platform independent.

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"cwi info",

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