Originally posted by Ulf Dittmer: You could store the file in a publicly accessible directory on the server, and then provide a link to it.
You can also stream the PDF to the client, but that's not going to work from a JSP, only from a servlet (which is where you should be doing any PDF generation anyway).
well as I have it now I have a java class pdfgen (creates the pdf). and another class tha calls this pdfgen class that extends org.springframework.web.servlet.mvc.SimpleFormController Then I have a servlet.xml using spring to map everything together. In theory the web.xml will help me link the jsp page to the SimpleFormController.. Is this a bad approach? is my understanding correct about the technologies involved?