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I've got an environment here in which I have not encountered a way to use a servlet to print to the browser since there is no form submission in place. On the other hand, I don't see a way to print to the browser without a servlet, by using its response object.
I describe the environment as follows:
- to upload an Excel document to the server
- to create an Excel file on the server based on the uploaded content
- to read the Excel file on the server and get its content displayed on the brower
Scenario already in place:
a) a view to upload Excel documents through Richfaces;
b) a Java bean to talk to the view and carry out the upload, besides creating an Excel file on the server based on the uploaded content;
c) a Servlet to read the newly-created Excel file on the server and print it out to the browser;
My questions and needs:
1) How to call that servlet from my Java bean? Is it possible to inkove a servlet without a form submit through either get or post methods?
If possible, an alternative could be printing out to the browser directly from my bean. However, this raises the question:
2) Is there a way to print to the browser without the response object and a sintaxe of the type:
In other words, is it possible to print to the browser without a servlet, directly from a bean and without the response object?
Actually, I can either use the servlet or not, depending on the best conclusion and possibilities available for me.
Thanks and regards!
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Fortunately, I received an aid from my co-worker, he remembered me that I was within the Java Server Faces environment, and thus I did not need to be concerned about using Servlets directly. Instead, I could've obtained a response object through JSF, and I ended up doing it, as follows:
With the response object above, I had no more problems to print to the browser.
In the end, I did not use HttpClient, but thanks anyway, it's nice to know it is available when needed in the future.