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From Ben Souther <bsout...@fwdco.com>
Subject RE: Capturing HTML using Tomcat 4
Date Thu, 07 Oct 2004 00:16:28 GMT
> Could a filter do the job?
Yes, it most certainly could.

If your interested, I wrote one and packaged into a war file.
http://ben.souther.us/capture.war

It should be enough to get you started.


On Wed, 2004-10-06 at 19:23, Mike Curwen wrote:
> Could a filter do the job?
> 
> response wrapping always seems scarey to me, but it should be possible to
> wrap all the requests for a given URL space (so for example, anything that
> might conveniently fall under the /agreement/* URL space), and after your
> call to doChain, you can extract and persist a copy of the HTML response.
>  
> No touching the existing pages, you only need to map the correct URLs (and
> there can be multiple ones, of course).
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: David Wall [mailto:d.wall@computer.org] 
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 2004 6:03 PM
> > To: 'Tomcat Users List'
> > Subject: Re: Capturing HTML using Tomcat 4
> > 
> > 
> > That's not as "nice" only because most of the pages to be 
> > captured are JSPs, and converting the JSP to a servlet for 
> > this purpose would defeat much of the beauty of JSPs.  I saw 
> > a listing for using a "capture JSP tag" at 
> > http://www.jguru.com/faq/view.jsp?EID=304022 that seems kind 
> > of interesting. Of course, if this works well, it would only 
> > work on JSPs in which the tag could be placed.
> > 
> > David
> > 
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Robert Harper" <robert@iat-cti.com>
> > To: "'Tomcat Users List'" <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>; 
> > "'David Wall'" <d.wall@computer.org>
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 2004 3:20 PM
> > Subject: RE: Capturing HTML using Tomcat 4
> > 
> > 
> > > One way is to write a servlet that builds the html and before you 
> > > finish
> > with
> > > the response, save the text into a table and then send the response.
> > >
> > > Robert S. Harper
> > > 801.265.8800 ex. 255
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: David Wall [mailto:d.wall@computer.org]
> > > > Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 2004 4:10 PM
> > > > To: tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org
> > > > Subject: Capturing HTML using Tomcat 4
> > > >
> > > > I've been looking through archives and such for examples of how to
> > capture
> > > > the HTML output from a given JSP programmatically so I 
> > can archive 
> > > > or do other things with that HTML.  For example, we might 
> > do this to 
> > > > record
> > the
> > > > text of an agreement that was displayed to a user, in which a JSP
> > generated
> > > > the agreement HTML page.  The pages may be generated from either 
> > > > HTTP
> > GET or
> > > > POST.
> > > >
> > > > It would be nice to perhaps just have a servlet "include" the 
> > > > response
> > from
> > > > a JSP, passing along the GET/POST request to that JSP, 
> > but then have 
> > > > the servlet capture the JSP's response in a string for 
> > > > processing/storage. O'Reilly has a caching servlet that may help, 
> > > > but I was wondering if
> > anybody
> > > > had come out with an elegant way to do this.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > > David
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > 
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