I have an action that generates response either as text or binary depending on the parameters passed to it. When it is a text response, it can easily be shown in the associated velocity templete (using VTL instead of JSP here) appropriately. However, I am wondering when the response is binary how would I send it to the client given that I am forwarding it to the velocity page.
I am thinking on these lines... let me know if this approach sounds fine -- When the response is text, it is forwarded to the regular VTL template, however when the response is binary, it will store that response in a request attribute and will forward to a servlet which will simply output that binary response. Is that fine?