im not sure if this is best forum for this question but im wondering how to make the files in one of my folders available to my servers visitors. I could use a servlet but im thinking there might be an easier way? since the file extension is one that wont get displayed clicking a link will open a file download dialog I have Apache/tomcat/php server I have seen directories displayed as links at other sites.
In apache, if you simply want to make all files in a directory accessible, set up a virtual directory in httpd.conf and point it at the real directory. You can also determine what files actually get displayed, what icons are used in a web directory page, etc. Check the apache docs. Java never gets involved.
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