On 10/31/06, Thomas S. Sha <tsha@...
> <floubser@...> wrote:
> > Hi
> > What do I have to do in the callback handleSuccess if I want to
> return a text file or excel file as the return of my AJAX call? That
> is how can I get the browser to come up with a Save As or Open With
> Connection manager -- or XHR for that matter -- is not the right
> mechanism to accomplish the described task - to throw a "Save As" dialog.
> Attempting to request binaries via connection manager/XHR will result
> in a binary stream which is problematic at best.
What I would do is to have your success handler create a download
link, ala what Google video does after you choose the type. Instead
of returning the file, put the file into a temporary storage and
create a file download script that sets the "Content-Disposition"
header to "attachment; filename=<put a filename here>".