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From Thad Humphries <>
Subject Re: storing images
Date Fri, 06 May 2011 12:48:06 GMT
I'd store the image to and retrieve it with a servlet. I
doing this now with my Ajax application.

On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 2:19 PM, alexis <> wrote:

> Hello all, im facing an issue, ive been testing for a while different
> approaches without success.
> I have a servlet that basically does
> . creates an image
> . store the image on disk
> . returns an html <img> tag pointing to the stored image.
> reason why the servlet doesnt returns the image directly using a response
> type image/png is the servlet is called from an ajax script, this ajax
> script renders the inner text inside a div on a jsp page on the same context
> that the server runs. ajax can only render html on divs, there's no way to
> return binary content (the image) from the servlet to the ajax script.
> So, i have to create the image on the servlet (done) , store the image on
> the disk (done), and return the <img> tab also done. Thing is, where im able
> to store the image from the servlet im not able to read it from the jsp.
> I tried with /tmp, i tried with servletcontext.getpath to store the file on
> that dir, nothing seems to work. where should i store and reference those
> images to be written by the servlet and read by the jsp?
> thanks in advance
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