getResourceAsStream public java.io.InputStream getResourceAsStream(java.lang.String path)Returns the resource located at the named path as an InputStream object. The data in the InputStream can be of any type or length. The path must be specified according to the rules given in getResource. This method returns null if no resource exists at the specified path.
Meta-information such as content length and content type that is available via getResource method is lost when using this method.
The servlet container must implement the URL handlers and URLConnection objects necessary to access the resource.
This method is different from java.lang.Class.getResourceAsStream, which uses a class loader. This method allows servlet containers to make a resource available to a servlet from any location, without using a class loader.
Parameters: path - a String specifying the path to the resource Returns: the InputStream returned to the servlet, or null if no resource exists at the specified path