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Java Image Server Delete

How it works

  1. Code intercepts the image removed from the editor.
  2. Removing an image sends to the server a request to delete the image from disk.
  3. Once the request reaches the server, it deletes the image.

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Intercept image being removed

Removing an image from the editor triggers two events: froalaEditor.image.beforeRemove and froalaEditor.image.removed. You can use either of them to delete the image from the server, however it is recomended to use the second one, since at that point you make sure that the image was removed from the editable area.

Send request to the server

There is no built-in feature that makes the request to the server, however you can use an AJAX request.

<script>
  // Catch the image being removed.
  var editor = new FroalaEditor('.selector');

  editor.opts.events['image.removed'] = function (e, editor, $img) {
    $.ajax({
      // Request method.
      method: 'POST',

      // Request URL.
      url: '/delete_image',

      // Request params.
      data: {
        src: $img.attr('src')
      }
    })
    .done (function (data) {
      console.log ('Image was deleted');
    })
    .fail (function (err) {
      console.log ('Image delete problem: ' + JSON.stringify(err));
    })
  }
</script>

Delete the image

The server implementation is responsible for receiving the request and handling it appropriately. The code on the previous step makes the file path available in thejavax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest parameter. The com.froala.editor.Image.delete method from the Java SDK expects the path of the image to remove from disk.

Note: The path is relative to the project root.

String src = request.getParameter("src");
Image.Delete(request, src);

Complete Example

<script>
  // Catch the image being removed.
  var editor = new FroalaEditor('.selector');

  editor.opts.events['image.removed'] = function (e, editor, $img) {
    $.ajax({
      // Request method.
      method: 'POST',

      // Request URL.
      url: '/delete_image',

      // Request params.
      data: {
        src: $img.attr('src')
      }
    })
    .done (function (data) {
      console.log ('Image was deleted');
    })
    .fail (function (err) {
      console.log ('Image delete problem: ' + JSON.stringify(err));
    })
  }
</script>
package com.froala.examples.servlets;

import java.io.IOException;

import javax.servlet.ServletException;
import javax.servlet.annotation.WebServlet;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse;

import com.froala.editor.Image;
import com.google.gson.Gson;

/**
 * Servlet implementation class DeleteImage
 */
@WebServlet("/delete_image")
public class DeleteImage extends HttpServlet {
    private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L;

    /**
     * @see HttpServlet#HttpServlet()
     */
    public DeleteImage() {
        super();
    }

    /**
     * @see HttpServlet#doPost(HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse
     *      response)
     */
    @Override
    protected void doPost(HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse response)
            throws ServletException, IOException {

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

        try {
            Image.delete(request, src);
        } catch (Exception e) {
            e.printStackTrace();
            response.sendError(HttpServletResponse.SC_INTERNAL_SERVER_ERROR);
            return;
        }
        String jsonResponseData = new Gson().toJson("Success");
        response.setContentType("application/json");
        response.setCharacterEncoding("UTF-8");
        response.getWriter().write(jsonResponseData);
    }

}

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