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Opening New Window with a different MIME TYPE

T Griffin

Joined: Sep 28, 2001
Posts: 1
I am trying to build a function that will take an HTML table on one
page and open it in excel in a separate window. The problem I seem to
be having is that when I open a new window using the
method, it's seems to open it as a text/html stream. Here is the code
I use. Each table has a unique ID. I get the HTML and try to open a
new window. The new window still opens as HTML not in EXCEL. The
kicker is that if I save the new window as HTML and then open it
separately - it WILL open in excel!!! (Must use IE v5.01, and using
Java Server Pages)
If anyone can help it would be appreciated


function getTabletoExcel(tableid) {

//find the table by the ID

//get the HTML

//opens in separate window
//still does not open as excel???
excelwindow ="", "EXCEL"); // a window object"application/", "");

//try to set various content types - STILL does not work
excelwindow.document.writeln('<%@ page
contentType="application/" %>');


//If I save the output generated and open it separately it DOES open
in EXCEL!!!
I agree. Here's the link:
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