troubleshooting Question

button to download a file

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hi,
i need to create a javascript or asp function that allow user to download a file he selected.

Suppose i have this table where I list files users can download  and a button
which allows user to download that file

<td> Nome file </td>
<td><input type ="Button" value ="Scarica"
onclick="download('myFileNamePath');"></td>

ok I need to let user download the file he selected by the function download
Solution can be made both by javascript or by javascript + asp.

Now I tried the second solution with no success: I open an asp file
where I send by get the filename path and add as the lines:

  response.ContentType = "application/octet-stream"
  response.AddHeader "Content-Disposition", "attachment; filename=" & request("file") & ";"

where 'file' is the file I want to let user download

but the IE always download the default asp page ... :-((((

My idea is simply to simulate the 'Save as' browser command
and open a window to ask user where he wants to save the file.

any idea or suggestion would be appreciated.

Thx
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