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Http response containing XML document

P Jain
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Joined: Jul 31, 2004
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Hi,

I am new to this group, I want to know that how do I send a response from server which contain XML document or a specific XML element(that contains other elements aslo).

P Jain


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Khan Malamir
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Joined: Sep 09, 2005
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JSP response can contain whatever you like, it is not limited to HTML.
Bear Bibeault
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Well, since this is the servlets forum, I'd say that the servlet output can contain any data that the author would like.

If you want the response to be treated as XML on the client, be sure to set the content type header to "text/xml".


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Sravan Kumar
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Hi,

JSP RESPONSE:
<%@ page contentType="text/xml;charset=ISO-8859-1"%>
// Write the XML in JSP file.

SERVLET RESPONSE:
response.setContentType("text/xml;charset=ISO-8859-1");
// Print the XML in the response object.

NOTE:
1. Both the above approaches display the XML in the browser.
2. You can even generate dynamic content (say, bring data from backend and display in XML), the way you do normally.
3. If you want the XML to download as a document, you would have to send it as a response attachment.


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