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From "Filip Hanik" <>
Subject RE: File Download - CSV question ****
Date Thu, 25 Oct 2001 18:36:06 GMT
I also believe that you can configure IE to prompt you for different file


Namaste - I bow to the divine in you
Filip Hanik
Software Architect

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Dmitri Colebatch []
>Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2001 10:11 PM
>To: Tomcat-User
>Subject: Re: File Download - CSV question ****
>Are you using the same client between the two servers?  IE seems to
>consider itself more important than mimetypes, and if it sees a file
>extension it recognises it treats it as it deems fit, regardless of the
>mimetype.  So one possibility is that you have just installed excel or
>something on the client, and IE is redirecting the download there.
>another option is that the mimetype being sent in tomcat 4.0 is different
>to 3.x, but I'm not sure about this, so will let someone else answer this
>if you outline exactly what client/server you were using before, and now,
>it will make the question more specific.  for intsance, tc3.2 on windows
>with a win98 client with IE4.0 and now using tc4.0 on linux with a win2k
>client with IE5.0.
>On Wed, 24 Oct 2001, Evan Swanson wrote:
>> I wrote an application that for Tomcat 3.2 running on window. In the HTML
>> the is a reference ( <A HREF="/filname.csv"> ) to the filename.
>> When I run this on windows I get a popup "save as" selection box.
>> When I run this on Tomcat4.0 on Unix it no longer gives me the
>selection box
>> but instead displays the data on the screen.
>> Is this a difference between TC32 adn TC40 or Unix / Windows.
>> Is this configurable.
>> Thanks in advance.

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