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GWT with JSP to avoid need for AJAX

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I have used GWT with AJAX when I need an interactive app. However, in some cases I don't need the app to communicate with the server after the page is initially displayed. For instance, I have a page where I'd like to display a collapsible tree. Normally I'd either have to output javascript in a JSP or I'd have to use GWT with a web service.

Is there any way to use GWT without a web service? For instance, instead of an HTML template, GWT would use a JSP that would populate data in the collapsible tree when the page is initially displayed.
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I dont know GWT enough, but GWTs tree widget would definitely have options to store data in the client (Trust Google :) ). Check the doc for the tree widget for stuff like client side cachign etc. I have used similar libraries like Common Controls etc, where you have an option to cache the entire tree hierarchy in the client side or atleast parts of it.

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> Is there any way to use GWT without a web service?

Yes, you can use it with servlets since GWT provides a basic RPC framework for making calls to the server.

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girionis, thanks for replying, but I meant that I wanted to use GWT without calling the server at all after the initial display of the page.
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