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77 0 0 1 4. If the user have installed Adobe Acrobat, then it opens the file in the same browser window in Adobe Reader. If the Adobe Acrobat is not installed then it pop-up to the user for Downloading the file. But I want it always pop-up to the user for download, irrespective of “Adobe acrobat” is installed or not. Please tell me how i can do this?
Use comments to ask for more information or suggest improvements. Avoid answering questions in comments. Instead of linking to the . PDF despite their browser settings. PS: and obviously run some sanity checks on the “file” variable to prevent people from stealing your files such as don’t accept file extensions, deny slashes, add .
It’s a completely bogus header. Please don’t make up headers and send them. Could you update your answer. Be careful when using this code verbatim, though.
This code is likely dangerous in another way. Could be used by an attacker to attempt to scan your internal network for exposed PDF files. Not to mention how easy it would be to bypass any “sanity checks” you think you’ll be doing to the “file” parameter. Compatibility: I tested this on Firefox 21 and Iron, both worked fine. It might not work on HTML5-incompatible or outdated browsers.
This is a simple solution but unfortunately not very widely supported, esp. That’s why I have the side-note on compatibility. The solution is easy but unfortunately not supported in IE and Safari. Wouldn’t this make ALL your PDFs force download? Adobe Reader usually sets the handler for this MIME type so browser will pass the document to Adobe Reader when any of PDF MIME types is received.
Where to wrote this code? Prashant This is not PHP, it’s Ruby on Rails. Prashant: If you need a PHP example, look at the ones further up the thread, but please read the comments about how they could be insecure. If you are using Apache, and can put an . Of course, you could put this in httpd.
The Header line does the same thing as the first line in the PHP scripts above. If you need to set the Content-Type lines as well, you could do so in the same manner, but I haven’t found that necessary. Not the answer you’re looking for? How to force a Download File prompt instead of displaying it in-browser with HTML? HTML Link, to save a file to my computer. Recommended way to embed PDF in HTML?