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From "Vadim Gritsenko" <vadim.gritse...@verizon.net>
Subject RE: Excel needs filename?
Date Fri, 12 Apr 2002 13:47:18 GMT
> From: Shaw, Chris [mailto:Chris.Shaw@ecb.int]
> 
> correction:
> 
> I got it working by adding the following line in my generator:
>    response.setHeader("Content-Disposition", "inline;
filename=output.xls");
> ..but having to hard-code a parameter name in my generator as well as
my
> sitemap leads to a potential consistency problem.
> 
> Any better ideas?

You can write an action, with two parameters: disposition and filename.
Then you can reuse it for other types of files.

Vadim


> TIA
> 
> Chris
> -=-=-
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Shaw, Chris
> Sent: 11 April 2002 14:23
> To: 'cocoon-users@xml.apache.org'
> Subject: Excel needs filename?
> 
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I'm using the HSSFSerializer to generate an M$-Excel file....
> The mime-type is set to: application/vnd.ms-excel
> 
> When I use Netscape it works perfectly....
> But when I use IE it doesn't recognise the mime-type - it instead
tries to
> look at the filename....and the filename is basically junk.
> 
> I searched the archives and found that I could use perhaps overcomes
this by
> adding the following:
>    response.setHeader("Content-Disposition", "inline;
filename=output");
> or:
>    response.setHeader("Content-Disposition", "attachment;
> filename=output.xls");
> (though the 2nd option doesn't work for me).
> 
> 
> However, I'm using my own generator to generate XML.....always
XML.....and
> then I have an if statement in my sitemap to choose a different
> transfomer&serializer (HTML, PDF, Excel etc....) based upon an input
> parameter.
> My fallback solution is to also test for this parameter inside my
generator
> and, if Excel was chosen, add this line as above.
> But this is a m-ugly solution....and not as easily maintainable....
> 
> What I can't understand is that my fo2pdf serializer doesn't have the
same
> problem...this works 100% whether in IE or Netscape.
> 
> I saw references in the mailing list archives about a link
> http://xml.apache.org/cocoon/faqs.html#faq-iepdfbug but the actual
reference
> in question does not appear on this page (anymore)....
> Does anyone have any more info and/or a better solution to the
problem?
> TIA
> Chris
> 
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