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satheesh subramani
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<a href="d:\jsp.pdf">view</a> this is not working
but jsp.pdf is within the web application ( href="jsp.pdf" ) is fine.

The problem is when i run the program the url is always start with http:\localhost\
so if i give ( href="d:\jsp.pdf") like this the url is http:\localhost\d:\jsp.pdf
how to resolve this please help me
 
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You can't use a file path to reference the pdf file. When the user's browser sees the file path, it can't access your system to fetch it, can it?

The file must be part of the web app, and it must be addressed using a server-relative URL that starts with the context path of the web app. See the JSP FAQ for more info.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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