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File Mapping from Servlet to Client

RamaSarma Vemuri

Joined: Aug 07, 2004
Posts: 9

I want help in Servlets....

My problem is, i am having one servlet and one client(Html) and one imageFile. My servlet knows the filePath, now it has to process the filePath so that the imageFile is displayed in Html. Now, the issue is in servlet is there any other procedure other than streaming the file in to ServletoutputStream??? I know that the following code solves my problem,
File f = new File("F:\\Images\\2\\3\\2004\\12282004\\08\\1.jpg");

byte[] imageData = new byte[(int) f.length()];

FileInputStream fis = new FileInputStream(f);;


ServletOutputStream out = response.getOutputStream();


But what I want to know is, instead of Streaming the file into byteArray and set into ServletOutputStream, is there any other alternative???

Thanks in advance


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Paul Sturrock

Joined: Apr 14, 2004
Posts: 10336

As a general rule you Servlet shouldn't really be outputting any HTML. I know it can, and ther are examples on Sun's site which do just that, but it makes for very unmaintainable code. You might consider JSPs.

That being said, remember that your Servlet is juts creating a static web page, and how web pages work. You don't add much be streaming the file which just including it in an <img /> tage wouldn't do anyway. So why not just serve the image as you would for a static HTML page, and link to it?

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