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Display PDF within a div in jsp

Posted on 2010-11-17
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I need to display the contents of a pdf read from local drive in a div in jsp. something like one below
<div>
Some text
</div>
<div>
pdf contents
</div>
<div>
some text
</div>

Any quick help with code snippet would be highly apprciated.
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PDF is one format, HTML is another. You cannot embed PDF directly into HTML.
You can try playing with iframes where you would be displaying an iframe in the div. The target of the iframe would be a URL pointing to the PDF.

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i dont want to use iframe.
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Then you have to embed it, see p.4 here: http://www.ehow.com/how_4451133_display-pdf-file-html-web.html
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not working.

If the pdf is placed in c drive how is the location specified in src="?"
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See live example here http://blogs.adobe.com/pdfdevjunkie/2007/08/using_the_html_embed_tag_to_di.html
Naturally you cannot display the content of a local file to the external web user as the file is local !
Either it needs to be placed into a location available to the web server or you will need a servlet reading the content of the file and streaming it to the client. The URL in this case will be that of the servlet.
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oops...it was my mistake...it did work with local drive as i am working on dev env. Thanks.
The way in which i was speciying location was wrong. forgot to use html rewrite tag.

Thanks.
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