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Displaying .bmp file on the jsp page.

Vijay Shrivastava
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Joined: Nov 15, 2001
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I would like to display a bitmap (.bmp File) on a jsp page. Servlet is able to read the BLOB from databse and byte stream is written successfully to response.

But at the jsp side nothing get displayed.

In servlet code I have done the outstream.flush();
and res.flushBuffer();
Also stream is closed.

I have tried both following ContentType

At present I am not trying to convert the format to any other but would like to display as the raw data read from the database. Is there any issue in not doing conversion and trying to display bitmap image?

Any suggestion is appreciated.

Vijay shrivastava
David O'Meara

Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

This is not the fault of the JSP, browsers typically don't support bitmaps without some sort of external plugin. Your options would be to find a plugin for your browser that lets it display bitmaps, or convert the image to something else (like a png) before sending it to the client.

David O'Meara

Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

Please don't post the same question in multiple forums. It creates duplicate conversations and wastes the time of the people trying to help you.

I'm closing this thread, please see the duplicate in JSP's.

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