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Trelston Moraes
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I have written the following piece of code in my jsp file. It sends an xml file for download using outputstream

<%

String strPath = application.getRealPath("web/resources/config.xml");
File oFile = new File(strPath);
String strFileName = oFile.getName();
response.setContentType(getResponseType(strFileName));


byte[] bByteArray = new byte[(int)oFile.length()];
FileInputStream oFileInputStream = new FileInputStream(oFile);
oFileInputStream.read(bByteArray);

ServletOutputStream oOutputStream = response.getOutputStream();
oOutputStream.write(bByteArray);
oOutputStream.flush();
%>
When the file is downloaded then when i open notepad i get the following unwanted characters '28d' at the start of the file and at the end of the file we get 0.The snapshot taken from fiddler is as follows. I need it without those characters because then i have an embedded object that reads it.



28d
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Binary>
<binaries>
<binary />
<binary />
<binary /><binary />
<binary />

<binary />
<binary />
<binary />
</binaries></BinaryManifest>
0
 
Ulf Dittmer
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Welcome to JavaRanch.

JSPs are not meant for streaming files. They'll generally insert white space characters that are hard (or may be impossible) to get rid of. What you're seeing is probably an artifact of that. Use a servlet instead.
 
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Originally posted by Ulf Dittmer:
Welcome to JavaRanch.

JSPs are not meant for streaming files. They'll generally insert white space characters that are hard (or may be impossible) to get rid of. What you're seeing is probably an artifact of that. Use a servlet instead.


Thanks Ulf
 
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