How to open a word document using JSP?

Hi experts, I have a JSP page which has a link. As soon as user clicks the link, a word document linked with that link should open up. Is there any way to do this?
Right now I'm doing  something like :
href ="location of the word document".
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If you specify something like
<a href="your doc location" target="_blank">...</a>

It should run your word document editor automatically.

KirtipurItagolAuthor Commented:
Dave, that's not working...any other options on hand??
KirtipurItagolAuthor Commented:
actually Dave, it's opening the word document but it is not displaying properly. I get something like [][]#% like i need to set something up so that it will display the fonts correctly??
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If you try to open it using Word manually, is it displaying properly?

KirtipurItagolAuthor Commented:
yes it is displaying properly!!
That's weird.

Are you sure that the location is correct? Maybe if possible, you can send me the email document to my email. If so, I will provide you with my email address later on.

Siva Prasanna KumarPrincipal Solutions ArchitectCommented:
<a href="doc location" type="Content-Type: application/msword; " target="_blank">link</a>

this may work else there is one way using java script but the problem is it works only for IE i believe.

check out here is the link.

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if you type the location of doc directly in a new browser how it responds??

take a look here

you may need to use a servlet to handle the download. Change the content-type to application/ms-word.

Siva Prasanna KumarPrincipal Solutions ArchitectCommented:
<a href="doc location" type="Content-Type: application/msword; " >link</a>

i think this will do.
just try & tell.
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