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XML & JSP Technology

Satya Srini

Joined: Feb 27, 2001
Posts: 4
Does anyone know how to send the results back from the JSP in form of an XML document.

William Brogden
Author and all-around good cowpoke

Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 13036
A JSP page can be written entirely as XML - after all there is little difference between HTML and XML formatting.
So just do it.
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Scott Stirling

Joined: Mar 05, 2001
Posts: 24
The form of a JSP can be pure XML because the JSP spec specifies a standard translation of JSP syntax to XML (good if your JSP container supports it), but the output of a JSP is completely separate. I.e., a JSP can ouput plain text, HTML, XHTML, an applet, more XML, etc. I think the user is asking about outputting XML from JSP, not authoring JSPs in XML.
To get XML output, make sure you format any static template data in the JSP as well-formed XML. Then at the top of the JSP set the MIME type as XML, for example (using the default charset):
<%@ page contentType="text/xml;charset=ISO-8859-1" %>

Scott Stirling<BR>Author of <A HREF="" TARGET=_blank rel="nofollow">Java Server Pages Application Development</A>
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