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From "Mike Parfitt" <>
Subject RE: Setting browser download dialogue box captions and suggesting file names
Date Mon, 08 Dec 2003 15:09:56 GMT
Hi Peter,

Apart from the file name, the only difference between your suggestion and what I am doing
is that :-
    1) your Java code is in a JSP, while mine is in an Action form
    2) you are using "text/csv" as the content type, while mine is "application/msword"

Perhaps by having my code in an Action form, something within Struts/Tomcat etc. decides that
it isn't appropriate to allow me to set the Content-Disposition and Content-Description response
headers (as I am processing a request from the user) and is ignoring them.  So when the OutputStream
is flushed later on, the browser just gets a stream of data without those headers.

As soon as I can, I had better test whether using a JSP allows me to influence the browser
captions and suggest the file name when downloading Word documents.



-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Hilton []
Sent: 08 December 2003 09:51
To: 'Struts Users Mailing List'
Subject: RE: Setting browser download dialogue box captions and
suggesting file names

To make a JSP respond as a CSV download I start the JSP like this:

	response.setHeader("Content-Disposition", "attachment;

For Word, you probably need this:

	response.setHeader("Content-Disposition", "attachment;

Peter Hilton
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The Netherlands

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-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Parfitt []
Sent: 01 December 2003 11:42
Subject: Setting browser download dialogue box captions and suggesting
file names

[...] When a user clicks on one, a request is made to the server passing in
the ID of the chosen file (Microsoft Word) to be downloaded. [...] The file
is then downloaded to the user's browser (Internet Explorer - V5) but I
cannot find how to influence the caption/contents of the various dialogue
boxes [...] 
Mike Parfitt 
JMH Demica Ltd 
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56-58 Southwark Street 
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