cfcontent type = “file_type” deleteFile = “Yes” or “No” file = “filename” reset = ” Yes” or “No”>starting with a drive letter and a colon, or a forward or backward. cfcontent deleteFile = “yes|no” file = “filename” reset = “yes|no” type = “file type” variable Previously, ColdFusion assumed a default file type of text/html. Now. CFCONTENT. Defines the MIME type returned by the current page. Optionally, allows you to specify the name of a file to be returned with the page.

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ColdFusion Help | Using cfcontent

This tag executes only if it is cfconteny in the ColdFusion Administrator. The content type determines how the browser or client interprets the page contents.

The following are some of the content type values you can use include: When using ColdFusion in a distributed configuration, the file attribute must refer to ccfcontent path on the system on which the web server runs. When you use this attribute, any other output on the current CFML page is ignored; only the contents of the file is sent to the client.


If you specify a file, this attribute has no effect. In this case all output is sent with the specified type.

To set the character encoding character set of generated output, use code such as the following:. You can use the cfcontent tag to override the default character encoding of the response.

For example, to specify the character encoding of the page output as Japanese EUC, use the type attribute, as follows:. If a file delete operation is unsuccessful, ColdFusion throws an error.

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If you use this tag after the cfflush tag on a page, ColdFusion throws an error. The following tag can force most browsers to display a dialog that asks users whether they want to save the contents of the file specified by the cfcontent tag as a with the filename specified by the filename value.

For many file types, such as Excel documents, that Internet Explorer can display directly in the browser, the browser displays the file without asking users whether to save it if you use a cfheader tag similar to the following:.


For more information on character encodings, see the following web pages:. Cfcontnt a complete list of media types used on the Internet, see www.

The MIME content type of the page, optionally followed by a semicolon and the character encoding. Applies only if you specify a file with the file attribute. Name of file whose contents will be the page output. The reset and file attributes are mutually exclusive.