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Smita Chopra
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Joined: Jun 27, 2005
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I am using servlets and JSP on tomcat. Is there any tag in HTML to upload and download files.
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
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For downloading, no special tag is needed - just use a regular link to the file. For uploading check out Jakarta Commons FileUpload ( It comes with examples.
Paul Sturrock

Joined: Apr 14, 2004
Posts: 10336

Download is easy - just provide a link to the file. Upload you use a form with an enctype of "multipart/form-data". Have a search through this forum, we've talked about this many times before. You should be able to find tips/examples.

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kirtikumar patel

Joined: Jun 29, 2005
Posts: 14
hi! smita
No any tag for direcly used for file upload . if you want you have to implement logic for it.

if you want to any help from me ,made email on this id:


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Ben Souther

Joined: Dec 11, 2004
Posts: 13410

Have a look at
There are instructions and sample code there as well.

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Adeel Ansari
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Joined: Aug 15, 2004
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Straight to Jakarta Commons Fileupload User Guide
I agree. Here's the link:
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