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From Daniel Barclay <>
Subject Re: Document cacheing - the story thus far.
Date Wed, 11 Oct 2000 18:43:38 GMT
Drew Kidder wrote:
> Thanks for the tip about telnetting to the http port...that action pointed
> out that the servlet was actually sending back a redirection (which it was
> throttling), not just the straight file. I had modified the Location header
> to get rid of a nasty little problem with file renaming.  Apparently, that
> was causing it to forward the request, rather than just rename the file.
> So the d/l throttling works now. However, my original problem stands.  If I
> download a file named "myfile.pdf", the servlet renames it to "<servlet
> name>.pdf".  

How exactly do you mean that the servlet renames it?  Is the browser requesting
a URL ending "myfile.pdf" or one ending "<servlet name>.pdf"?

> It delivers the file correctly, just names it
> incorrectly.  Setting the location header fixed that problem, but broke the
> throttling.  Got any ideas on how I can fix the naming problem?

Try looking for an HTTP header or header parameter named "content-disposition"
or "disposition."  That item is used to specify the recommended name for 
saving a file.

Daniel Barclay
Digital Focus

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