So I am making a program in java that would download a file from a server. I have a server set up with bottle web framework.
Now I'm not sure how exactly I should transfer the data from the server to the client side.
Here are the two ideas I've thought of.
Make the file I need to download as a static file on the server and just use the java to download it.
Send a post request to the server which replies with part of the data and I have to iterate through it until I have the full file.
Number 1 would be the easiest but I guess anyone could access it that way so it might not be the best idea.
Do you guys have any suggestion on how I should structure it?
Assuming you are using Servlets or Servlet based frameworks.
Write the file content to the response and set the
Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=yourfilename with the file name. If needed you may need to set the
Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary header as well.