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Prevent file execution when opened in browser


I have a requirement in which I have Prevent code from being executed when opened in browser. To put it in simple words, consider the following scenario
I have a locale.properties file present in webserver.
if i tries to open this file from browser, instead of displaying the content, it should popup a dialog-box asking user to open/save/cancel.

Any help in this regard will be appreciated. Let me know if my requirement is not clear.

Oct 21 '08 #1
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You can't do this with JavaScript. Keep the file out of the web root.
Oct 21 '08 #2
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I properties file is not executable. It is just plain text, it can only be displayed.

If you want to force a save file dialog box you will need to change the response MIME type to an invalid value. Something like "application/unknown" or "app/download". That is not something you do with JavaScript. You would need to change the server configuration, or use server side code.
Oct 21 '08 #3

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