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.net httpwebrequest determine mime type before downloading

Hi all,

I am downloading some web pages with httpwebrequest. I only want to download the file if it is indeed an html file, and not if it's a binary file. Is there a way to check the MIME type before downloading?
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zattz
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DarkoLordCommented:
You can check the HttpWebResponse.ContentType property just after you get the response:

HttpWebRequest  request  = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create("http://www.something.com");
HttpWebResponse response = (HttpWebResponse)request.GetResponse();
if (response.ContentType.ToLower() == "text/html")
{
   // get the stream
   Stream resStream = response.GetResponseStream();
}
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