[cgiapp] redirect/content type
hitz at genome.stanford.edu
Wed Jun 11 19:41:50 EDT 2008
This is probably a vanilla CGI question, but I am working under CGIapp
so here goes.
I have a cgi::app that shows a table. I want to have a link which
generates a plain text (tab delim) version of the table, and pops up a
"save as" window.
Prior to cgi-app we just wrote a temp file on the server, and added a
link to it - this doesn't set the correct MIME type so if you click on
it it shows you the file in the browser (not what you want usually).
I have a run mode in my cgi-app to generate the file, but I seem to
have two mildly unsatisfying option:
1) write a tmp file on the server, and use redirect to get the txt
file... but I cannot seem to sent the Content-Type: on the redirect (I
even tried faking the header in the txt file).
2) change the header with $self->header('-type' -> 'application/octet-
stream') and return the text in the run mode. This gives me the
"download" option (MIME type set correctly) but the file name appears
as "myscript.pl" and says it's a perl source.
Some way to set BOTH a redirect and a content-type? Or simply fake
the name name of the file?
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