cfheader name=”content-disposition” value=”inline; filename=”> cfheader name=”Content-type” value=”text/tabdelimited”> cfheader. Using CFHeader and CFContent to control file downloads – Coldfusion – Advanced IIRC, if you set mime-type=”application/unknown” for all file types, you. One of the most important headers that you can set it he content-type header, which can be set implicitly using the CFContent tag. Other than.

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If they can quickly determine the type of document from its headers with out actually inspecting or parsing it, this is good for performance. Sends the contents of a file, or of a variable that contains binary data, as the page output. Cfhheader, I feel like I should share my experience.

The Proper Content Type for XML Feeds

If the file is a Useful Very Useful Not Useful. Just set an additional header information: Scoble, can you make sure IE7 deals with this? The first option did not work. Why did you ignore the only fully standards compliant browser there currently is? The MIME content type of the page, optionally followed by a semicolon and the character encoding. I don’t see the benefits outweighing the negatives. After adding this to the top of my cfm file, my feed validates with http: IMHO, browsers should not display angled brackets.


For file types that might contain executable code, such as Microsoft Excel documents, most browsers always ask before opening the document.

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What else would a browser do with it? So for IE, Firefox, and Safari 1. Here is my code: This tag executes only if it is enabled in the ColdFusion Administrator.

I would be glad to see something on the basics everyone should know be it a beginner or aprofessional. For more information on character encodings, see the following web pages:. The following tag can force most browsers to display a dialog that asks users whether they want to save the contents of the file specified by the cfcontent tag as a with the filename specified by the filename value. All times are GMT.

But I haven’t seen Why explained on any site To set the character encoding character set of generated output, use code such as the following:. I don’t find in your article where I should specify the content-type in the crheader file?? It’s called ‘Universal Subscription Mechanism’. It seems a shame that uploads can be controlled so perfectly, but downloading is sort of hit-or-miss.

To set the character encoding character set of generated output, including the page HTML, use code such as the following:.


I’m pretty sure that a zipped file would have to evoke the ‘Save As’ dialogue.

If you specify a file, this attribute has no effect. HTTP already has fairly extensive and powerful cache management headers in existence. Most people end up serving them with the content-type: Adam, Where I see the benefits of a new media type is for http middleware such as caching, or proxies.

The Proper Content Type for XML Feeds

It would be a bit more difficult however. Tim Bray has pointed out why its important for people to get their act together:. If the user selects to open the file, most browsers open the file in the related application, not the browser window.

Please note that in all cases, I do NOT want the file to stream or open inside a browser. Unfortunately, what it should do and what it does are two different things. The content type determines how content-typr browser or client interprets the page contents.

Name of an on-disk or in-memory file whose contents provide the page output. If you use this tag after the cfflush tag on a page, ColdFusion throws an content-gype.