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Returning a xml document which generated at the run time

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I need to recieve a xml file to use in another application, as the XML inputSource to build DOM tree.
So I'm calling to a java servlet using http protocol and that servlet will process the xml file. From that end I can use it as the source.
Pls tell me can this be done? If so pls help with some coding.
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It can be done. There are some examples of the trickier bits here:
http://www.api4java.net/
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Igor Bazarny earned 200 total points
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Hi,

As I see from the javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilder API, you can use InputStream directly. Your code would be (exception handling omitted):

URL servlet = new URL("http://your.servlet.server/servlet/path");

DocumentBuilder builder = DocumentBuilderFactory.newInstance().newDocumentBuilder();

Document dom = builder.parse(servler.openConnection());

Regards,
Igor Bazarny,
Brainbench MVP for Java 1
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by:Igor Bazarny
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Thinks for the poins, but why is grade C? Could you explain why are you not satisfied with answer?
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