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From Edoardo Panfili <>
Subject Re: haaving trouble html in tomcat 5.5.20
Date Fri, 03 Nov 2006 19:09:55 GMT
Edoardo Panfili ha scritto:
> Zeina Aoun ha scritto:
>> I am having trouble with html in tomcat. I am using the Apache Tomcat 
>> 5.5.20 Server
>> The problem is hard to describe. I am trying to enable some video clip 
>> files to be downloaded by users, but unfortunatley instead of 
>> downloading it opens up the garbage text on the webpage, just like if 
>> u try to open a media file in notepad or wordpad. It does not allow to 
>> download the media files.
>> But when I try running the html page outside tomcat or in another 
>> server, it opens up perfectly.
> It seems that tomcat doesn't set up the proper mime type of your media 
> files, the error is not in the html page.
> I think that you can take a look at $TOMCAT/conf/web.xml and set up the 
> proper mime type, in my web.xml there is no mapping for rmvb or wmv.
> loocking in mime.types of my linux machine:
> for wmv the mime type is video/x-ms-wmv

Is not difficult, try: find web.xml in the tomcat installation directory 
(I am using OS X, what OS are you using?).

add the follow lines after the other mime-mapping


I hope that this is the right mapping, the first comes from my 
linux-box, the second from internet search.


>> I am using .rmvb and .wmv format clips.
>> I am using this type of basic coding.
>> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
>> " - transitional.dtd">
>> <html xmlns="">
>> <html>
>>     <head>
>>         <title> download video</title>
>>     </head>
>>                       <br><br><br>
>>                  <a href="video1.rmvb">  Clip1 </a>
>>        <br><br>
>>         <a href="video2.wmv"> Clip2 </a>
>>     < div>
>> </html>
>> Thank u

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