Setting Content type in JSP

The default content-type set by the JSP engine is text/html.
Is it possible to set content-type in the JSP to anything other than text/html like say image/gif ?

I think it couldn't be done in JSP specifications 1.1 and earlier. What about in later JSP specs like 1.2 or 2.0 ?

Or are there any hacks around, for this problem ?

Thanks in advance,

Prabhu
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allahabadCommented:
I beleive, you can't. You can use servlet for this. Set ContentType("image/gif") for HttpServletResponse object.

 public void doGet(HttpServletRequest req, HttpServletResponse res)
   throws ServletException, IOException{

         res.setContentType("image/gif");

         try{
           --- code    
         }
}
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objectsCommented:
jsp is designed for return text data and not bionary data.
If you want to return binary data then use a servlet.
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mglxxxCommented:
<%@ page contentType="your type here" %>

I agree with objects: if you are returning binary
data, you should use a servlet.  
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otitcsgCommented:
wah liaoooooooo
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