cfheader name=”content-disposition” value=”inline; filename=”> cfheader name=”Content-type” value=”text/tabdelimited”> cfheader. Using CFHeader and CFContent to control file downloads – Coldfusion – Advanced IIRC, if you set mime-type=”application/unknown” for all file types, you. One of the most important headers that you can set it he content-type header, which can be set implicitly using the CFContent tag. Other than.

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The Proper Content Type for XML Feeds

Please note that in all cases, I do NOT want the file to stream or open inside a browser. Home Services Forums Advertise Contact.

My RSS feed gets more than 8 times as many hits as my home page. Most people end up serving them with the content-type: Sets the MIME content encoding header for the current page; if the encoding information includes a character encoding, sets the character encoding of generated output.

I just spent an hour trying to track down why I was getting “XML file does not appear to have any style information” in FF rather than “Subscribe to this feed” Content-Type: By gmahler5th in forum Coldfusion – Advanced Techniques.

You are the greatest! I don’t see the benefits outweighing content-tupe negatives. I’ve got this part written.

There will be a non-normative RelaxNG schema for Atom, but everyone will ignore it. Now, ColdFusion attempts to get the content type from the file.

The filename must start with a drive letter and a colon, or a forward or backward slash. Hi, I feel like I should share my experience. Am I using these two tags wrong? If you don’t update on the weekend, just set your Expires header to Monday Morning. But I haven’t seen Why explained on any site But I’m not going to risk vfheader potential subscribers over this issue, as some bloggers have reported to be the case when switching.


Adam, Where I see the benefits of a new media type is for http middleware such as caching, or proxies. The time now is I want it to save on the user’s computer.

For these file types, the inline content disposition specification requests the browser to display the file directly if the user selects to open the file.

Using CFHeader and CFContent to control file downloads – Coldfusion – Advanced Techniques

If you use this tag after the cfflush tag on a page, ColdFusion throws an error. It’s called ‘Universal Subscription Mechanism’. I’m new to RSS. If you specify a file, this attribute has no effect. For cgheader information on character encodings, see the following web pages:. However, if there is a cf solution without the custom tag, I’d sure like to know about it. We should be using these types for our feeds. Description Does either or both of the following: That is another interesting and thought cfheade postaltough a little too advanced for those of us begginners in forex.

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The Proper Content Type for XML Feeds

For file types that might contain executable code, such as Microsoft Excel documents, most browsers always ask before opening the document. To set the character encoding character set of generated output, including the page HTML, use code such as the following:. Scoble, can you make sure IE7 deals with this? They need to be able to upload files to the server, and then authorize students individually as to which files they can download.


I don’t think that having a different set of cache rules for syndication content is necessarily a good idea, but I can see that there might be some desire for the flexibility in rare cases.

Blog Consulting Products Contact Me. Why did you ignore the only fully standards compliant browser there currently is? After adding this to the top of my cfm file, my feed validates with http: It seems a shame that uploads can be controlled so perfectly, but downloading is sort of hit-or-miss. The content type determines how the browser or client interprets the page contents. I realize that this is not a perfect solution, it may cause browser plugins to have to do some extra work to determine if the document is an RSS, RDF or Atom Feed.

What else would a browser do with it? Applies only if you specify a file with the file attribute. Some file types, such as PDF documents, do not use executable code and can display directly in most browsers. All times are GMT. The second one did: RSS use is only going to grow in the coming years.

But the problem comes in downloading. Obviously, this is not an content-typ solution. It would be a bit more difficult however. RSS Feeds have a content type problem.