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how to export an HTML file to .csv file


Joined: Aug 16, 2001
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Does anybody know where I can get info about how to export an HTML file to .csv file?
For example, I create a webpage that has an export button or link... allowing user to export the current webpage to an .csv file to his/her machine.
Thanks a lot!!!

William Brogden
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I'm assuming you mean that you want to export the information in a page as a CSV file, not the whole page with markup etc.- and that the goal is to generate data that can be read by Excel or some such application.
Your button can link to a servlet that generates CSV text instead of HTML, the main thing is that you will have to set the content type to match. For example, you might use the content type:
Is that what you had in mind?
I agree. Here's the link:
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