jQuery in Action, 2nd edition*
The moose likes Servlets and the fly likes Regarding response.setContentType Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login

Win a copy of The Java EE 7 Tutorial Volume 1 or Volume 2 this week in the Java EE forum
or jQuery UI in Action in the JavaScript forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Java » Servlets
Bookmark "Regarding response.setContentType" Watch "Regarding response.setContentType" New topic

Regarding response.setContentType

Sriram Sharma
Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 12, 2006
Posts: 97
What would happen if we dont specify response.setContentType("text/html"); ?
Can we survive without this setter in servlets?

Nishan Patel
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 07, 2008
Posts: 684


Yes you can survive without declaring response.setContentType("text/html"); but what if you want to send some other format in response like video or other format. There is always default value. response.setContentType basically use to browser get idea what kind of response send by server.

Thanks, Nishan Patel
SCJP 1.5, SCWCD 1.5, OCPJWSD Java Developer,My Blog
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
subject: Regarding response.setContentType