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From Mike <Tom...@canam.com>
Subject RE: File Download not working for anchor tags
Date Thu, 01 Dec 2005 17:05:17 GMT

    The anchor file links to an actual real file on the filesystem, so the 
first case.  I'm using Tomcat stand alone.

   Mike


At 04:56 PM 11/30/2005, you wrote:
>Display and generation are two separate issues and I'm confused about which
>is which for the OP.
>
>does the anchor tag link to an actual real file on the filesystem somewhere,
>like:
><a href="/some/file/somewhere.xls">click to download</a>
>
>or are you linking to a dynamically generated file, as from a servlet:
><a href="/excel_spitting_servlet/?fileID=somewhere.xls">click to
>download</a>
>
>
>in the first case, you're using JSP to display the link and it's more likely
>a web-server MIME type that is missing. Are you using TC stand-alone or
>fronted with Apache?
>
>in the second case, you need to worry about setting headers in your
>servlet/JSP (the generating servlet/jsp, _not_ the display one) both for
>content type and that disposition setting which is the FAQ that Tim linked
>to, because now you're generating the contents of the linked "file" in a JSP
>or servlet (so actually, not a file, but rather a streamed response).
>
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Mike [mailto:Tomcat@canam.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 5:36 PM
> > To: Tomcat Users List
> > Subject: Re: File Download not working for anchor tags
> >
> >
> >
> >     I'm using a JSP page for displaying the anchor actually.
> > The anchor is
> > linked to a file, either a .xls or .csv file.
> >
> >    Mike
> >
> > At 04:09 PM 11/30/2005, you wrote:
> > >I assume you are using a servlet since JSPs always return a
> > >Content-Type.
> > >Try setting Content-Type in your servlet so the headers are
> > identical.
> > >
> > >Mark
> > >
> > >Mike wrote:
> > >>    Hi Mark,
> > >>   I compared them and the Content-Type is not showing in
> > 4.1.31.  In
> > >> 4.1.18 it shows as "text/plain".
> > >>   Thanks,
> > >>   Mike Gilby
> > >>At 02:47 PM 11/30/2005, you wrote:
> > >>
>
>
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