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problem download files from MySQL to jsp

 
alex bertez
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when i run the jsp in eclipce i get the file from the sgbd but when i run it in chrom or firefox i get this page with caracter like this "%PDF-1.4 %���� 6847 0 obj <> endobj xref 6847 32 0000000016 00000 n 0000001630 00000 n 0000001879 00000 n 0000002220 00000 n 0000002858 00000 n 0000003625 00000 n 0000004167 00000 n 0000004308 00000 n..."
 
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Alex,
Welcome to CodeRanch!

Most people would use a Servlet for this rather than a JSP since you aren't creating the content with a template. Regardless, you need to set the content type to PDF so the browser knows this isn't HTML content. You can see examples here. Right now, you are getting a mess of binary, because the browser is trying to display it as text.
 
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