troubleshooting Question

how to force download of file from website

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I am trying to create a jsp program to force the "download" dialog, not open the file in the user's browser. I'm having trouble. I have the following code, but it opens the file in the browser anyway. The file is just an Automated Clearing House transaction file which the user has to save to a special location, so there is little sense (an preferable NOT) to see the file contents. What can I do?

<%@page trimDirectiveWhitespaces="true"%>
<%
    response.setHeader("Content-disposition", "attachment; filename=ACH.txt");
    response.setContentType("text/plain");

%><%@ page import="java.io.*"%>
<%
out.println("101 .... etc\r);
out.println(" .... ");
%>
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