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mou haj
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Joined: Sep 12, 2001
Posts: 81
Please help
I want to download a txt file or may be any file from server.I want to pop up a save / open option before downloading.For this i guess i have to set the mime type
I have done like this
<meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="en-us">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="application/x-filler">
Do i have to do anything else??
coz this is opening the txt files in the browser itself
Thanks a lot
Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
Posts: 16901

What happens to a file sent to a browser depends on the Content-type and the browser. The browser maintains a list of MIME types (content types) and uses that list to determine what action to take.
You can use the Content-Disposition header to hint that the normal handling should be overridden. Most modern browsers will take the hint.

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