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Lenin_Tony
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Joined: Sep 23, 2003
Posts: 9
Please forgive if this is a dumb question.
1. I have an ASP application which takes parameters from a HTML page.
2. I then take the parameters and do a redirect to a servlet I have written.
3. This, so far is fine. What I need to do now is submit my search parameters to a third party product which also runs as a servlet also. I was going to do a redirect to the third party URL with my parameters.
This is were my problem starts. The third party product returns XML to the browser. I need to capture the search results ( somehow ) in my servlet, do some processing, build a result string and redirect this back to my ASP application
The third party give the following description of how their servlet works:
"our product is only supported when used as a servlet, whereby the class com.aaaaa.bbbbb.Controller is mapped directly to a URL (this is how our product normally works) within a servlet engine. There is no internal integration with a clients applicaton, all integration between our product and a client application happens at a data exchange level - via a HTTP POST of XML, CGI or POST parameters - data in those formats goes in via standard HTTP mechanisms, data out in XML over HTTP."
Can anyone let me know if from the description above I can capture the XML sent back to the browser.

any help greatly appreciated.
Eelco den Heijer
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Joined: Jan 17, 2002
Posts: 61
I guess the most elegant and most transparent way of solving this is to construct a Filter, configure this Filter to process after the call to the servlet. In this filter you can do a rather straightforward XSL-T transformation (in which the returned XML document is transformed into HTML or other XML format).
If I understand correctly:
ASP page --> servlet 1 --> external servlet --> your filter --> browser
Hope this helps.


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