JSP - how to call the java application

I have a java applicaiton which needs two parameters in order to generate the XML file and send the XML file to the client via http post. This works.

Now i want to initiate the process via JSP.
Should i use JSP servlet or something..
JSP invoke a java class which no paremeter is required, isnt it?

please advise what is the best to do.
A very simple example would be very appreicated.

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jaggernatCommented:
use struts.
When you click a button in your jsp , it will invoke a java class(In struts terminology, this java class is called Action Class)

see this example
http://www.allapplabs.com/struts/struts_example.htm 

In the above tutorial, index.jsp is the jsp page which invokes the java class NameAction.java (the Action Class).

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jaggernatCommented:
>>>>JSP invoke a java class which no paremeter is required, isnt it?

since  you are using 2 parametres in your java class to generate the xml, you can pass those two parametres from the jsp (thats one option).  In that case , you have to store those two parametres in something called Form-Bean (in the above application , it is NameForm.java)

If you do not want to pass any parametres from jsp, thats fine as well. In that case you are getting those two parametres in your java class from some other source like request or session or hardcoded values.

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reach2piyushCommented:
May be have a html with a Link/Button & submit the page to a Servlet.

In the Servlet doPost method call the routine that you wish.

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reach2piyushCommented:
Servlet methods:

protected void doGet(HttpServletRequest arg0, HttpServletResponse arg1) throws ServletException, IOException {
      doPost(arg0, arg1);
}
protected void doPost(HttpServletRequest req, HttpServletResponse arg1) throws ServletException, IOException {
      String param1 = req.getParameter("param1");
      String param2 = req.getParameter("param1");
            
      someClass.callRoutine(param1,param2);
}

HTML
<form name="frm" method="POST" action="/UrlMappedToServlet" >
<input type=text name="param1" value=""/>
<input type=text name="param2" value=""/>

<input type=submit name="submit" value="submit"/>

</form>
ss_pCommented:
hi

you can use the JNLP protocol to download the standalone program fromt he url

eg http://localhost:8080/abc/APPLICATION.jnlp

you have to have a JNLP xml file contains the jars, war files which are to be downloaded.

Have a look at JNLP

This would be a start for you

Cheers
SSP
LeanMoreTryMoreAuthor Commented:
Thanks you guys info.
Thats enough for me to go on.
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