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download word document and rewrite it with updated data to same location

Amith Mahalingaiah
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a word file stored in a server will be opened by clients on their IE. This word file is opened by firing a http request
similar to http://ip of machine/contextName/folderName/filename.doc

now i have a requirement where the person updates the word file and clicks save. The updated word file should now be there in the place of the old file.
i cannot upload the file again after the change. when i say save (may be a button or the "save" button) in the word file.

is there any way how i can accomplish this.?? Any suggestions are always welcome.

shilpa challa
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Maybe this helps,

// Here is a server side java applet which gets the file from the client.
// The way it demonstrates it received the file from the client (meaning the file
// upload was successful) it just spits out the file back to the browser.
// Start of Server Side Java Applet code

import netscape.server.applet.HttpApplet;
import netscape.server.applet.ServerApplet;

import java.lang.IndexOutOfBoundsException;
import java.util.Hashtable;
import java.util.Enumeration;

class FormApplet extends HttpApplet {

public void run() throws Exception {
Hashtable formdata;
int x;
PrintStream out = getOutputStream();

InputStream is = getInputStream();
DataInputStream di = new DataInputStream(is);

if (returnNormalResponse("text/html")) {

PrintStream POut = getOutputStream();
String line;

while ((line = di.readLine()) != null)
private static final String header = "<h1>Form results</h1>\n<ul>\n";
private static final String trailer = "</ul>\n";

// This is the HTML file calling the server side applet
// What this HTML file does is allows a user to select a file which
// can be uploaded to the server

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<FORM ENCTYPE="multipart/form-data"
ACTION="http://graphite/server-java/FormApplet/" METHOD=POST>
<TD> File Name </TD>
<INPUT TYPE="submit" VALUE="Submit"> <INPUT TYPE="reset" VALUE="Clear
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