Re: Default Content Type for extensionless files

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14 Jul 2006 01:59:23 -0700
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I'd recommend that you use a servlet filter. You will still need
something that maps files to content types but, a servlet filter along
the lines of the following should get you going.

public class ContentTypeFilter implements Filter {

    public void doFilter(
        ServletRequest req,
        ServletResponse resp,
        FilterChain chain)
        throws IOException, ServletException {

        String contentType = lookupType(req);
    private String lookupType(ServletRequest req){
        // Implement me
        return "text/html"; // sample default value

Just implement your content type lookup method, and add the reference
to the filter in your web.xml and you should be good to go.

Hi Paule,

that's an option. I even took a shortcut and wrote it directly into the
servlet which delivers the files, since the content returned is always
html. A little bit jacky but so what.

However, I still get "text/plain". I guess that Tomcat or Apache is
overwritting the content type after I set it?


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