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File uploading issue with Firefox

 
Gilbert Debattista
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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
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"Gillinu",

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
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Ok Jason, name changed
 
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