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From Romain Quilici <>
Subject Re: Writing files accessible from a browser
Date Mon, 07 Aug 2006 06:44:11 GMT
Thanks for the answer,
this solution was part of my investigation, and was actually the first 
idea I had.
The problem with this approach is I don't know how to access the 
/image_dir/ from within my web application.
Maybe using something like
String path = servletContext.getRealPath("/");
String imagePath = path+"../image_dir/"
and use the imagePath to create my images, then in my jsp something like

But I am not sure this approach works in all configurations, 
particularly if my webapp is deployed inside a war.


Li wrote:
> if you have apache server, you can write file to its home dir, and 
> then use
> http://<youdomain>/<image_dir>/image_name.suffix to view.
> On 8/7/06, Romain Quilici <> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I have been reading several messages about writing files inside a web
>> application, but I found no answer regarding my problem.
>> I need to write files on the file system that can be accessible with a
>> browser(I write images).
>> - The most reliable solution I found was to use the webapp's tmp
>> directory, unfortunately this directory is not accessible with a URL.
>> - Another solution would be to write these images under my webapp
>> root(or in another place under my webapp). But it seems that this
>> approach does not work with webapps deployed in a war file.
>> Indeed you cannot write inside wars like this.
>> I don't want to rely on some hardcoded solutions. There is still the
>> possibility to pass the absolute path to the directory (let's say
>> TOMCAT_HOME/webapps/myimages/) and later, use inside my JSP
>> <request.getContextPath()/../myimages/image1.jpg>, but I think this
>> solution won't work in many configurations
>> Thanks a lot for your help
>> Regards
>> Romain
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