Instead of reloading page you can flush output stream after outputting each log message.thanks for the idea. I will check out getLogger().
Your first suggestion looks like the best bet.
my fop servlet sends the pdf outputstream to a file, not the browser, so all I have to do is redirect the log output to the browser somehow...instructing it to reload every time there is a log event....or something like that.
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