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Access ASP response from JSP

Sanjaya KasthuriArachchi

Joined: Feb 06, 2001
Posts: 5
I have a small proble. I want to access the response of a ASP page through a JSP page. Actually what happened is, for my project some of my friends have done a dynamic menu using a ASP page. So I was asked to use the same menu for my system. I am developing the system using JSP pages. So I want to get the same menu in to my page. I can do that If I can get the Response of that ASP Page. I tried to use tha "include" and "<jsp:include" but didn't work. If someone can give a clue, that will be a big help. Thanks in advance.
William Brogden
Author and all-around good cowpoke

Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 12951
Since the ASP page has to be interpreted by a web server, you have to go through the web server to get the output. I think you could create a URLConnection to the server, addressing the ASP page, and slurp up the response. It will be a complete HTML page so you will have to cut out all the HTML you don't need.
I would certainly suggest you start by trying to do that from a freestanding application, NOT a JSP page.
Maybe it would be easier to recode the dynamic menu into Java methods in a Bean.

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Sanjaya KasthuriArachchi

Joined: Feb 06, 2001
Posts: 5
Thank you very much for the info. I'll follow your guide-lines.
I agree. Here's the link:
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