Have an application in Java running on JBoss 4.0.4 on teh Windows environment. I need to launch (display in browser) a pdf file that does not exist in the web context defined for the app server. The file exists on a network drive.
1) Is there a way to directly launch the file with a URL?
2) If not, is reading and writing bytes the only way out? As this is a pdf file reading and recreating it in browser would need some third-party java libraries which I do not want to get into.