StayClone StayClone - 3 months ago 16
HTML Question

Creating html file based on template in java web application

I am creating a web application and upon user registration I would like to create a html file named by that username (i.e. joebloggs123 is username, therefore the html file is joebloggs123.html). I would like to use a template html file as it will cover basic profile content for the user when created.
So far I have the following:

File htmlTemplateFile = new File("/Convocast-war/web/userTemplate.html");
String htmlString = FileUtils.readFileToString(htmlTemplateFile);
String title = username + "'s Profile";
htmlString = htmlString.replace("$title", title);
File newHtmlFile = new File("/userPages/" + username + ".html");
FileUtils.writeStringToFile(newHtmlFile, htmlString);
System.out.println(newHtmlFile);


However I am getting filenotfoundexception on the htmlTemplateFile path.
Included is my directory structure but no matter the file path I use it will not find the file.
I have tried many other variations but nothing seems to find the file.
File Structure

rD. rD.
Answer

You can use ServletContext.getRealPath() to locate that file.

change your first line to:

File f = new File(getServletContext().getRealPath("/userTemplate.html"));
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