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Manipulating the PrintWriter Object

Kingsly Theodar
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At the end of JSP, I would like to operate on the PrintWriter object and get the String object out of it.

Is there any way to do this?

Inspecting the Servlet API, I was not able to figure out a way.

Please help.
Bear Bibeault
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If what you are trying to do is to capture the response stream, there are better ways to do it.

So, what are you really trying to do?


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Kingsly Theodar
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Joined: Feb 21, 2004
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To elaborate it ...

I have a JSP which generates a report.

While viewed through a browser it works fine!

But now the JSP must be tweaked to generate a HTML report, which should be saved in the server's file system itself.

So I thought I will have the logic,

1. JSP logic to generate HTML
2. Followed by new logic to get the HTML and write it to a new file in the server

So for step 2 of the algorithm I needed to have the Response stream or the printwriter's output, so that I can create a new file with it.

Is that feasible?

Please help.

Thanks in advance
[ March 24, 2006: Message edited by: Kingsly Thewdar ]
Bear Bibeault
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Search for the terms "servlet filter" and "response wrapper". That might lead you to a technique that you could employ.
 
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