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Retrieve richtext field as HTML

Retrieve richtext field as HTML

Building a Domino Web application sometimes requires you to generate the HTML code for a page using an agent to retrieve data and using the agentContext to return it to the browser. If your richtext field contains an inline picture, you will not be able to use GetItemValueString to include the image. To work around this, place two tags, before and after the richtext field, let's call it <HTMLBody> and </HTMLBody> respectively. You will have to provide the document url to the getHTMLContent function and it will return the true HTML code and that you can use in your application.


public class HTMLReader {
	public String getHTMLContent( String docURL )  {
		String startstring = "<HTMLBody>";
		String endstring = "</HTMLBody>";
		String strHTML = "";	// to hold the HTML to return
		try {
			URL noteURL = new URL(docURL);
			URLConnection con = noteURL.openConnection();
			BufferedReader in = new BufferedReader ( new InputStreamReader 
( con.getInputStream() ) ); String inputLine; while ((inputLine = in.readLine()) != null) strHTML = strHTML + inputLine; in.close(); // strip down the HTML between the delimeters int startindex = strHTML.indexOf(startstring) + startstring.length(); int endindex = strHTML.indexOf(endstring); strHTML = strHTML.substring(startindex,endindex); } catch ( Exception e ) { System.out.println("Error at URLConnectionReader"); e.printStackTrace(); } return(strHTML); } }

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