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Dear All, If I have a pdf document to be made available to users for a small intranet site. Can I just provide a link of that file directly using html-Href or should I be making a servlet for the same. Are there any advantage of using the servlet?
You can provide a normal http:// reference yes. An advantage of doing it through a servlet is security (you can block access to users that you don't want to see the PDF, you're also 'hiding' any directory structure that people may try to exploit etc).