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Downloading and saving/opening a file

aman hindustani
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Joined: Jun 15, 2006
Posts: 57
Hello to all...

i have written a code for just viewing a binary format file stored in a database when view button is clicked. It is working the desired result..when server is running.

Later i wanted to modify the ..not only to view the image or file..etc. but give an option to save the file to the local system.But it is not happening...But, to my amazing..after stopping the server(tomcat)...

Opened the source code file in edit plus..then pressed ctrl+B(to see in browser view) then it is giving a option to save or open the file.After saying it to save it is saving the source it is happened i dont know..but i want to know how and why it knowing the reason ..i can use the same concept..for saving the file..

Here i am placing the code..please help me out..please.

Thanks to all..
Ben Souther

Joined: Dec 11, 2004
Posts: 13410

In the Content-Disposition header, you can suggest that the browser either show the content 'inline' or have it sent as an 'attachment'.
The latter will cause the save/open dialog to be opened up with most browsers.

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aman hindustani
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Joined: Jun 15, 2006
Posts: 57
Thanks Ben...for your reply.. mean to the set header( )...will allow me to give option to open/download...
I agree. Here's the link:
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