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Viewing document (blob) in JSP doesn't work

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I am currently supporting an application which talks to an Oracle 11gR1 database using several application servers. Our application is working on the following application servers:
- Apache Tomcat 5 and 6
- Oracle Application Server 10gR3
- WebLogic (configuration 1)

We have an second server which has WebLogic (configuration 2); however, we cannot get the JSP to display on that server. The same WAR file has been deployed to all four application servers, yet only the WebLogic Server configuration 2 doesn't work.

WebLogic Server (configuration 2) appears to work (doesn't give an error message); however, the web-page tries to show a document (which appears to be a copy/representation of the existing HTML web page - i.e. a form filter screen). Any insight into the possible problem?

The code we are using is shown below:

public ActionForward execute(ActionMapping mapping,
ActionForm form,
HttpServletRequest request,
HttpServletResponse response) throws Exception {

String fileIdString = request.getParameter("fileIdString");

try {

// Get the File to send to the client
int fileId = Integer.parseInt(fileIdString);
CustomFile file = fileService.loadFileById(fileId);

if (file == null) {
log.error("The fileId (" + fileId + ") could not be found - DNE.");

int lastDot = file.getFilename().lastIndexOf('.');
String fileExtension = (lastDot!=-1 ? file.getFilename().substring(lastDot) : "" );
FileType fileType = fileService.loadByFileExtension(fileExtension);

if (fileType == null) {
log.error("The system could not find the file extension (" + fileExtension + ").");

// Setup the response header so a file can be streamed to the client
response.setHeader("Content-disposition", "attachment; filename=" + file.getFilename());
response.setContentLength((int) file.getFile().length());

// Break the file down into its bytes so it can be streamed
ServletOutputStream outputStream = response.getOutputStream();
InputStream inputStream = file.getFile().getBinaryStream();

byte[] buffer = new byte[2048];
int bytesRead =;
while (bytesRead >= 0) {
if (bytesRead > 0) {
outputStream.write(buffer, 0, bytesRead);
bytesRead =;

// Garbage collection

return null;

} catch (Exception exception) {
return mapping.findForward("failure");


We had a siimilar issue with some displaying RTF documents and the solution was to remove ALL whitespace characters in the JSP (which seemed to work). I don't see how we can remove the whitespace in the above ActionServlet code.

Thanks in advance for the help!


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