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From Mike <>
Subject Re: File Download not working for anchor tags
Date Tue, 29 Nov 2005 23:00:59 GMT
I  tried that for Basic, Form, Digest, NonLogin, SSL, SavedRequest, 
Constants, AuthenticatorBase and SingleSignOn authenticators, but they 
didn't work.


At 10:55 AM 11/29/2005, you wrote:
>I had a problem with this recently and had to add the following to my Context:
><Valve className="org.apache.catalina.authenticator.BasicAuthenticator"
>disableProxyCaching="false" />
>There is some info on this IE bug you can google for - I lost my link to it.
>Depending on the type of authentication (Basic, form, etc.) you may have to
>modify the className.
>Quoting Mike <>:
>>   I tried that setContentType and fileInputStream solution, but ran into 
>> two problems.  First, when I download an Excel file and load the 
>> downloaded file in Excel, it doesn't load in properly.  I'm guessing 
>> there's some data transfer problem.  Second, the first time I try to 
>> download, IE blocks the download.  If I download it a second time, it 
>> seems to work.
>>   A solution with the anchor tag would work the best if possible because 
>> the data is good, and the download is fast.
>>   Mike
>>At 08:07 AM 11/29/2005, you wrote:
>>>Are you doing this?
>>>Mike wrote:
>>>>I've encountered a bug with the 4.1.31 version of Tomcat. Apparently, 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 
>>>>and save options. Instead, it displays the file in the browser. I know you
>>>>could normally save this information from the browser to a file, but I 
>>>>need it
>>>>to show the download message because it's easier for users to save their
>>>>file. I'm using Internet Explorer version 6, SP2. I've also tried setting
>>>>the "Confirm open after download" check box for file types to no avail. It
>>>>use to work in Tomcat 4.1.18.
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