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response.setContentType("application/vnd.ms-excel");

 
Cameron Park
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Hi, I was wondering what happened when we set content type like response.setContentType("application/vnd.ms-excel");
Does it invoke an instance of MS Excel?
 
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Exactly what happens with various content types depends on how the user's browser is set up to handle them.
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Originally posted by William Brogden:
Exactly what happens with various content types depends on how the user's browser is set up to handle them.
Bill

It also depends on how the web server and/or servlet container is set to handle them as well.
Ken
 
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