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Embedding a Crystal report in a JSP page without RAS or ASP?

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Hello Guys,

I'm trying to embedd a Crystal Report within a JSP page; and there is very little out there which tells you how do this without using RAS (Report Application Server). Apparently there is a way to embedd reports into JSP pages using a link (http://www.utdallas.edu/~pxm034000/files/hyperlink.html) instead of the RAS method, although the documentation on this is next to non existant. To use the link mathid apparently I need:

 - A Web Server (Apache, IIS, etc.)
 - A JSP Server (Tomcat, Jrun, etc.)
 - Seagate Page Server
 - Seagate Web Component Server

And the actual link is:

<A HREF = "http://servername:8080/report.rpt?init=java">Report</A>

My questions are:

1. Is apache tomcat a web and a JSP server? Or do I need to install a seperate Web Server other than tomcat?
2. What is a "Seagate Page Server"?
3. What is a "Seagate Web Component Server"?
4. Has anyone actually got this to work?
5. What are the main pro\cons of this method as opposed to using RAS?

I use Apache Tomcat 4.1.2, j2sdk1.4.1, winXP, crystal reports version 9

Thanks.
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