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Re: file downloading

Posted by Salil V Gangal on September 04, 2000 at 12:20 PM

Hi krnbhaskar,

I just changed the line from

res.setHeader("Content-Disposition","attachment; filename=\"" + downloadFile + "\";");


res.setHeader("Content-Disposition","attachment; filename=\"" + "abc.txt" + "\";");

Then I ran the servlet using Netscape and IE both and both gave me the correct file name (abc) and correct file type (plain text - Netscape, text document - IE) to save. So my guess is that your program is correct.

I don't know why it showed you different names, but I'm speculating that perhaps it is because of differnt file extensions getting recognized differently by the browsers. Perhaps you may want to try to hardcode the name the way I did to test out whether Netscape and IE are still behaving differently when extension is .txt or whether they behave differently when some other extension comes into picture.

Salil V Gangal


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