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Topic: How to use Javascript/Java to get LDAP data for fields?
Conf: (P-PDF) Beginners, Msg: 82451
From: dkarr
Date: 3/7/2003 07:30 AM

I'm very experienced with Java, and familiar with Javascript, but I've never done anything with PDFs. There's a project here that is developing interactive forms, using Javascript for validation. I have a task of figuring out how this code can connect to our LDAP server and get information about the current user.

The standalone Java code to do this is straightforward, but I have no idea what my development or deployment options are in this environment. I would guess I'm limited JVM-wise to the JVM that's installed on the local box (XP), so at this point, I guess that would be equivalent to JDK 1.1.4 (bleah).

Is it possible for the Javascript running on a PDF to connect to Java class files, and if so, how are those packaged and deployed?

Is it possible for the Javascript code to connect to an arbitrary URL (with request parameters) and read data from that connection? If I can't easily deploy Java class files with the PDF and have the Javascript call it, it might be easier if I could just build a servlet on our local intranet that does the LDAP work, and have the Javascript connect to that.

If any of this is at all possible, what documents can I read to get me started down this path?


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