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File Downloads using servlets

Chavali Raghu

Joined: Jul 31, 2002
Posts: 1
Problem downloading a file through the servlet.
The file download happens, but shows only 0 bytes as its content.
sample code of the setting of the headers is shown below:
response.setHeader("Content-Disposition","attachment;Filename=" + fDownloadFile.getName());

Please tell me if the reason for this not happening.
Peter Storch
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Joined: Jun 12, 2003
Posts: 74
I don't know about the "Content-Disposition" header.
Don't you have to open the input stream of your file and write the bytes to the response output stream of the servlet yourself?
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