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What's a correct way to select multiple files for download.

Vincent Oh
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Joined: Jan 02, 2012
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I have a table with checkboxes which indicate which files to download.
If it's a single tick, the file will be downloaded directly, if multiple ticks, it will be zipped and sent by the server.

Problem: How should I send user's choice (files which are ticked) to the servlet? I was thinking of concating the fileIDs into a String and sent it over via GET.

Is there a better way to do this?

Thanks.
Jelle Klap
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If you give all the checkbox input elements the same name, you can retrieve the values of the ones the user checked using the getParameterValues() method of ServletRequest.


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Vincent Oh
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Icic. Thanks alot!
 
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