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From Juan Ramirez <j...@gluons.com>
Subject Re: downloading Word doc
Date Mon, 13 Nov 2000 21:01:04 GMT
Just a guess, but try setting the content type to application/msword
instead of application/x-www-form-urlencoded.

Juan

CPC Livelink Admin wrote:
> 
> Is it just word, or excel, powerpoint, etc too?  Could this be the Frontpage
> extentions/Office SP1a bug rearing it's ugly head?  This bug causes issues
> when Word tries to download the file, but it doesn't share the same browser
> cookies/sessions and so it gets sent to a login page or something else
> instead of the file it wants.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Laurens Pit [mailto:laurens@moonshake.com]
> Sent: Monday, November 13, 2000 02:41 PM
> To: tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: downloading Word doc
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Whenever I download a file using Tomcat (i.e. it uses
> org.apache.tomcat.servlets.DefaultServlet) it works, except when I try to
> download a Word document. Then the client side seems to get stuck. This is
> reproducable on different client machines using different servers (Linux and
> Sun). Is anyone else experiencing this problem?
> 
> I have also created a very simple Servlet to download a file. Works fine,
> except again for Word documents. Downloading Word documents from e.g.
> www.idrive.com work fine though, so it must be some servers-side thing. Can
> anyone please help??
> 
> package com.nervewireless;
> 
> import java.io.*;
> import java.util.*;
> import java.sql.*;
> import javax.servlet.*;
> import javax.servlet.http.*;
> 
> public final class FileDownload extends HttpServlet
> {
>     public void doGet(HttpServletRequest req, HttpServletResponse res)
>         throws IOException, ServletException
>     {
>         String path = "C:\\TEMP\\" + req.getPathInfo().substring(1);
>         System.out.println("PATH: " + path);
> 
>         File f = new File(path);
>         InputStream  in  = new BufferedInputStream(new FileInputStream(f));
> 
>         res.setContentType("application/x-www-form-urlencoded");
>         res.setContentLength((int) f.length());
>         res.setHeader("Content-disposition","attachement; filename=" +
> f.getName());
>         OutputStream out = res.getOutputStream();
> 
>         int  sentsize = 0;
>         int  readlen;
>         byte buffer[] = new byte[256];
> 
>         while ((readlen = in.read(buffer)) != -1 ) {
>           out.write(buffer, 0, readlen);
>           sentsize += readlen;
>         }
> 
>         // Success ! Close streams.
>         out.flush();
>         out.close();
>         in.close();
> 
>   System.out.println("DONE!");
>  }
> }
> 
> Greets,
> Laurens

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