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getting stream for resource

saravanan ragunathan
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Joined: Aug 02, 2010
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when i download the file i tried two methods to get the input stream for resource
first one is

second one is

in this code i had to specify full pathname...other than that..both works well
but which one is better ..for what?

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T. Huy Nguyen
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IMO, the 1st one is better. The 2nd one ties you to a specific type of file system, and requires an absolute path. If your server location change, that code may not work anymore. In addition, because it uses the normal Java IO, it can open any file in your server - to me, it's a security risk.

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