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applet-servlet comm using obj serialization --- william,thomas, maha please help

chetan nain
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Joined: Jun 21, 2000
Posts: 159
here is the problem,

i want to implement applet-to-servlet communication using the object serialization feature
of java . i have written the following two classes- applettoserlvet and servletfromapplet.
both compile fine, but the problem is that, on clicking the 'submit' button , the new window,
displaying the servlet code does not popup, and when i try to run the servletfromapplet from
the browser, i get a 405-resource not allowed error.
what exactly is going wrong?
please help me out here, i spent the whole night trying to figure out the solution.
william., could you try to compile and run the following programs and tell me the possible
i would be very grateful....
this is the code applettoservlet.java

import java.applet.*;
import java.io.*;
import java.net.*;
import java.awt.event.*;
import java.awt.*;
public class applettoservlet extends Applet implements ActionListener{
// Applet client-side code to send a student object
// to a servlet in a serialized fashion.
// A POST method is sent to the servlet.
String webServerStr = "http://localhost:8080/test/servlet/servletfromapplet";
String theStudent="chetan";
public void init(){
Button b1=new Button("Submit");
TextField t1=new TextField(50);

public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e){
URL studentDBservlet = new URL( webServerStr );
URLConnection servletConnection = studentDBservlet.openConnection();
// inform the connection that we will send output and accept input

// Don't use a cached version of URL connection.
servletConnection.setUseCaches (false);
servletConnection.setDefaultUseCaches (false);
// Specify the content type that we will send binary data
servletConnection.setRequestProperty ("Content-Type", "application/octet-stream");

// send the student object to the servlet using serialization
ObjectOutputStream outputToServlet = new ObjectOutputStream(servletConnection.getOutputStream());

// serialize the object

catch(Exception ae){}
this is the code, servletfromapplet.java

import javax.servlet.http.*;
import java.io.*;
public class servletfromapplet extends HttpServlet {
// Listing 3
// Servlet server-side code to read a serialized
// student object from an applet.
// The servlet code handles a POST method
public void doPost(HttpServletRequest request,
HttpServletResponse response)
throws ServletException, IOException
ObjectInputStream inputFromApplet = null;
String aStudent = null;
PrintWriter out = null;
BufferedReader inTest = null;

// get an input stream from the applet
inputFromApplet = new ObjectInputStream(request.getInputStream());

// read the serialized student data from applet
aStudent = (String) inputFromApplet.readObject();

PrintWriter pwr=response.getWriter();
// continue the process for registering the student object
catch(Exception e)
// handle exception

also, we have to place the applet and html files in a particuar directory on the tomcat server?
if so, which dir???
anxiously awaiting the solution....
chetan nain
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Joined: Jun 21, 2000
Posts: 159
William Brogden
Author and all-around good cowpoke

Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 13006
I don't have time to debug that but I can point you to working code for serializing objects between servlet and applet. It was created by our host here on javaranch:
That 405 error would appear to be a mis-match between the requested output and the way you set the resonse.
chetan nain
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Joined: Jun 21, 2000
Posts: 159
that was very helpful
I’ve looked at a lot of different solutions, and in my humble opinion Aspose is the way to go. Here’s the link: http://aspose.com
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