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PDF Download Servlet Problem

Jaz Chana
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Joined: Feb 19, 2008
Posts: 34
Hi guys,

I'm having issues creating a file download servlet to download pdf files. I can successfully download text files using this code. For some reason however I cannot download a pdf using the same code. On execution, the browser will present me with a dialogue box asking me to open, save or cancel. If i open or save and open later I get an error message saying that the pdf file is corrupt or damaged and won't open properly. I have tried opening the original pdf on the server and there are no problems there. I have absolutely no idea why this is happening. Can someone point me in the right direction please.

Thank You
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42959
Start by reading ReadDoesntDoWhatYouThinkItDoes.
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