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From Tim Funk <>
Subject Re: Problems with content type in the response header
Date Sat, 29 Nov 2003 00:14:23 GMT
This problem is also in 4.1.29. The next release of 5 should be soon, unless 
wacky things happen. (No exact date known)


Amit Dhar wrote:

> Hi,
> I am using Tomcat 5.0.14
> I have a servlet running under Tomcat.
> Tomcat seems to add character encoding "charset=ISO-8859-1"
> to the content-type in response header.
> A third party program to which my servlet talks to, expects
> only "application/octet-stream" as the response content-type,
> however the error log shows the content-type to be "application/octet-stream;charset=ISO-8859-1".
> I tried to set the content-type explicitly in my servlet using 
> response.setContentType("application/octet-stream");
> but it still appends the "charset=ISO-8859-1" part to it.
> Does any one know why this happens and how I can get rid of it?

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