I have an application that generates reports using a backend Oracle database and presents them either as html or as Excel (either inline via the plugin or as a download).
I support two version of each report, one that is used for tab-separated Excel output. The file looks like this:
<%@ page language="java" contentType="application/vnd.ms-excel;charset=WINDOWS-1252" import ...
This allows a pop-up for a user-choice of open or save. These features have always worked great.
Now, to the problem. We've just secured the site with a server-side digital certificate and require all traffic to be SSL, via 'https'.
Requesting the Excel version of any JSP causes the following error:
"IE cannot download from mydomain.xyz.com", "IE was not able to open this internet site. The requested site is either unavailable or cannot be found. Please try again later"
However, the html version of these JSPs still work correctly. Any ideas?