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From L van der Walt <mail...@lani.co.za>
Subject Re: download csv file
Date Tue, 22 May 2007 21:58:35 GMT

Thank you for your response.

To the rest of the world please ignore this posting. 
The problem all along was a cookie issue but thanx to Ethereal the 
problem is now fixed. 



Roland Weber wrote:
> Hi Lani,
>> I need to receive information from a web service.  The web server 
>> requires https post parameters via an ASP call. (no problem here) then a 
>> file is generated and past back.  In a web browser the ASP page returns 
>> a csv text file to be downloaded.  How do I catch this file with 
>> httpclient?
> Use HttpMethod.getResponseBodyAsStream():
> http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/httpclient/apidocs/org/apache/commons/httpclient/HttpMethod.html#getResponseBodyAsStream()
> Read the data as it comes, convert to characters in the appropriate
> character set (or save it to a file as binary). It's plain Java IO,
> nothing special about it.
>> Where can I learn more about this?
> The tutorial is not exactly shining in this point:
> http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/httpclient/tutorial.html
> Note that if it's a real web service with XML input
> and output, you'll receive some multipart mime stuff
> as the response and will have to split that by some
> other means. In that case, you should consider to
> use some web service implementation.
> hope that helps,
>   Roland

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