Originally posted by avni singh: The picture however, does not display on the jsp when we use the absolute server path eg. C:\pics\
If this means that your JSP is generating an <img> element whose href attribute contains "C:\pics\yikes.jpg" then no, that won't work. (I'm just guessing at that, your post wasn't nearly as precise as that.) Anyway if you want to have links to files in that directory, you will have to configure your web server to map some URLs to that directory. Or you could write a servlet that serves out images from that directory given some kind of parameter which identifies the image.
(I'm not being very precise here because there's no point in spending a lot of time to solve a problem you don't actually have. More details about what isn't working would be helpful.) [ November 15, 2008: Message edited by: Paul Clapham ]