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generate xhtml from csv file in java

Yakup Klein

Joined: Mar 23, 2006
Posts: 9
What is the best and simple way to generate xhtml from an csv file in java at the server side? Isn't jsp the right tool for it or are there better options.?
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42965
JSP would be the way to go if the XHTML is to be served to a browser. Any actual file I/O (and further processing, if there is any) should be done in a backing bean or a servlet, though, not in the JSP itself.
Yakup Klein

Joined: Mar 23, 2006
Posts: 9
Thanks, that was fast.
It stays on the server side and will be delivered to a Content Delivery Platform.
Eric Pascarello

Joined: Nov 08, 2001
Posts: 15385
Moving off to servlets since has little to do with HTML/JavaScript other than the final outcome.

William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 13036
If this was my problem I would get an example of the desired XHTML text and study it to find regular features which could turn into Java classes and methods. Since an XHTML page forms a DOM there will be a logical hierarchy.

Try to locate the point at which a line of CSV gets turned into XHTML - is this a line in a Table or what.

Is the final result entirely derived from the CSV or is their other content which must be included?

Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
Posts: 63844

It actually sounds like an exercise in XML more than anything else.

Convert the CSV to the appropriate in-memory XHTML DOM and then serialize.

As such, moving to the XML forum as this issue has no Servlets dimension.

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