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HTML page-tomcat servlet interaction

Jim Barkley

Joined: Jun 23, 2011
Posts: 12
Hi. I'm new to using java servlets.

The model I'm trying to create looks like this

Front web page(not a part of webapp for within Tomcat; just a standalone HTML page) -> Java servlet(in Tomcat) -> Remote Machine(Do some work here)

then the response generated in remote machine is delivered back to the web page.

How do I "return" something back to the web page from servlet?

I created an Ajax request from a javascript attached to the web page, which is sending a GET request to the servlet. I want to have the servlet give back a String to the web page.

In PHP, I'd use the print() method.

Do I just use Printwriter.println()? Or Printwriter.write()?

Thanks in advance.
Madhan Sundararajan Devaki
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Joined: Mar 18, 2011
Posts: 312

I believe, either of the two are ok (unless you are worried about efficiency).

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