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Open word doc in folder which is not in weblogic server 10.3 context path and IE 7.0 Browser

 
Mushtaq Ahamad
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Hi All,
I am developing jsp page which has hyperlink and on click on it should open word doc and code is deployed on sun os. when i click on hyperlink it says page can not displayed.

I am reading path using properties file :
HELP_FOLDER=download


my code on jsp is as follows:
<%!
String helpFileName = System.getProperty("user.dir") + java.io.File.separator +
com.att.irt.util.AppConfig.getProperties("HELP_FOLDER") + java.io.File.separator
+ "User Manual for IRT Tool.doc";
%>

<a href="<%=helpFileName%>">User Manual IRT Download (*.doc)</a>


web.xml :
<mime-mapping>
<extension>doc</extension>
<mime-type>application/msword</mime-type>
</mime-mapping>

Please Help

Thanks
Mushtaq


 
Paul Clapham
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You're generating something like "href=C:\dir\name.doc", aren't you? And then when the user clicks on that link, that's when the error occurs? Was that what you meant to say?

You can't do that. The browser assumes that "C:\dir\name.doc" is a file on the client machine -- which of course it isn't. So you can't access the file that way. (And if it was possible to access any file on your server with a simple link like that, you would have a horrible security problem.)

So don't do that. Write a file download servlet instead. (Google keywords: file download servlet)
 
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