Re: Servlet to download a file returning errors

Lew <>
Fri, 18 Jun 2010 07:41:37 -0400
On 06/18/2010 03:42 AM, K Gaur wrote:

Hello All,

I wrote following servlet to download a file:
package controller;

import javax.servlet.*;
import javax.servlet.http.*;
import java.util.*;

class DownloadServ extends HttpServlet{

public void doGet(HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse
response) throws ServletException, IOException{


   ServletContext ctx=getServletContext();
   InputStream is=ctx.getResourceAsStream("/

  int read=0;
  byte[ ] bytes=new byte[1024];

  OutputStream os=response.getOutputStream();

  while(( != -1){


But it is showing the following error in browser:


javax.servlet.ServletException: Error instantiating servlet class

Why does the error message say that the error is with
'com.example.web.DownloadServ' when you show the source for

Why do you initialize variables 'read' and 'bytes' to values you simply throw


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