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Old April 22nd, 2006, 04:34 PM
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Default strange problem with displaying LOB images in JSP

hi. I have a big problem with displaying BLOB images using JSP. I have a servlet that connects to the oracle database, gets a BLOB image , reads it, and then displays it using a BinaryStream. The problem is , this works only when i directly call that servlet, that is http://localhost:8080/ImageServlet. It doesn't work when i try to use that servlet to display my image on my JSP page (my JSP page displays only a broken-image icon ) I tried several coding approaches with my servlet (used both Blob and BLOB objects), and they work just fine as long as i display images explicitly using the servlet.

Here's what i use : ORACLE 10g XE , Eclipse 3.1.2, Tomcat 5.5.16 , JDK 1.5

here is one of my image servlet's working versions (the essential part) :

               BLOB blob=null;
        rset=st.executeQuery("SELECT * FROM IMAGES WHERE ID=1");

        while (rset.next()) 


                ServletOutputStream ostr=response.getOutputStream();

               InputStream istr=blob.getBinaryStream(1L);

                int size=blob.getBufferSize();
        int len=-1; 

                byte[] buff = new byte[size];

                    while ((len=istr.read( buff ))!=-1 ) {

and my JSP page code :

<img src="/ImageServlet" border="0"  >
If you could just tell me what i'm doing wrong here , or if you could show me your own solutions to that problem , i would be very greatful ,cos i'm realy stuck here , and i'm rather pressed for time too. Hope someone can help.

Old April 23rd, 2006, 03:48 AM
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I turns out that it wasn't that big of a problem after all. All i had to do was to take the above code and place it into another JSP page instead of into a servlet like i did before. Then i just used that page as a source for my IMG tag in my first JSP. It works perfectly well. Why this doesn't work for servlets i still don't know, but it's not a problem form me anymore . Ofcourse if someone knows the answer , go ahead and write. I would still appriceatte it.

here's the magic tag :
 <img src="ImageJSP.jsp" border="0"  >
enjoy : )

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