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File uploading issue with Firefox

Gilbert Debattista

Joined: Apr 05, 2005
Posts: 19
Hiya ranchers,
I'm trying to check the mime type when uploading a file such that only ms-word files can be uploaded. This checking is being done in the validate method inside the form bean. Here's a snippet from my code :

jsp ->

form bean ->

The problem is that when using Mozilla Firefox to upload the file using the form, the content type returned by getContentType() is "application/x-download" for MS Word documents, while whenever i use MSIE it returns a valid "application/msword". Can somebody please point out if i'm doing anything wrong or if this is just an issue with Firefox?

Thanks in advance
Jason Menard

Joined: Nov 09, 2000
Posts: 6450

Welcome to JavaRanch. We don't have many rules, here, but we do have a naming policy which we strictly enforce. Please re-read this policy and then edit your display name in order to comply. Thanks in advance and we look forward to seeing you around the Ranch.
Gilbert Debattista

Joined: Apr 05, 2005
Posts: 19
Ok Jason, name changed
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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