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problem downloading from site on apache server

Posted on 2004-07-31
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i have a website and i put a java jad file
when i try to download this file from my mobile it is not downloaded instead i get the text the file contains dispayed on the screen

and when i try to download the java jar file i get this error
"one or more problems were found in this document.It cannot be displayed properly"

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which Content-Type is set by the server? Does your client know how to handle this Content-Type?
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what is meant by content type  can u tell me please because im still a beginner with the apache server
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Content-Type is what the web server (apache) writes in the HTTP response header, it tells the client (your browser) how to handle following data
in your httpd.conf you need to have something like:
    AddType application/x-httpd-jad .jad

then your browser need sto know what to do with this
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ok can u give me the other line to add for jar please
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AddType application/x-httpd-jar .jar
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i did that before
but it didnt work thats why i was asking u for the content types
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