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Old September 19th, 2004, 03:30 PM
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Default Downloading PDF

I have an applet that creates PDF output (I used iText) based on user input, and I want to download the PDF output to the user.

I can write a servlet that creates the necessary PDF output, but I don't know how to add it to or combine it with my applet. Servlets seem to be independent programs.

Has anyone downloaded PDF files via an applet? Or is there a better way to do it?



Old September 20th, 2004, 05:05 AM
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I havent got into using applets as I read they were a bit out dated. Alternatives may be to save the pdf to file, and embed a reference to it in one of your pages. It should also be possible to output the file directly from the datastream without having to save the file but I couldnt tell you how to do it, the sun java forums would be a better place to look.

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