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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: File Download not working for anchor tags
Date Wed, 30 Nov 2005 21:47:57 GMT
Assuming the content is the same, this has to be a headers issue. Try 
installing ieHTTPHeaders (or the erquivalent for your browser) and 
compare the differences between 4.1.18 and 4.1.31.


Mike wrote:
> Hello,
>   I'm reposting this error for hopefully more help.  I wrote before that 
> I encountered a bug with the 4.1.31 version of Tomcat. When I use an 
> anchor tag for a file, and I click on the link, it does not show the
> file download message "Do you want to open or save this file?" with the 
> open
> and save options. Instead, it displays the file in the browser.   It use 
> to work in Tomcat 4.1.18.  I've tried setting the "Confirm open after 
> download" check box for file types, writing the response.contentType and 
> response.header in the downloaded file, and I tried valves in the 
> server.xml file for different authenticators to no avail.   I even 
> copied the 4.1.18 Tomcat server.xml file I use to have into the Tomcat 
> 4.1.31 version, and it still doesn't work.
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
>   Mike
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