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From "Geert Josten" <>
Subject RE: link to a file
Date Wed, 27 Sep 2006 18:20:16 GMT
> >2de question; I want the user to download the file, that 
> when teh user 
> >cliks the link, his browser opens a download dialog box so heb can 
> >choose where to save the file.
> >
> >how do I do that?
> To a large extent, that depends on the browser they're using 
> - for example, I have mine set to automatically download 
> files to a specific folder without prompting.
> More generally, though, if the browser has a plugin that can 
> handle the returned mime type it will open it in that; 
> otherwise it will download it.  
> There may also be a separate "download this link" option on 
> the RMB popup menu to allow it to be saved rather than opened.
> If you want to force files to be downloaded rather than 
> handled by plugins, you could return application/octet-stream 
> as the mime type instead of the actual value.

I use the following strategy, which should work for most browsers I

	<map:match pattern="download/*">
        <map:act type="set-header">
          <map:parameter name="Content-Type"
          <map:parameter name="Content-Disposition" value="attachment ;

          <map:read src="{global:datadir}{1}" />

PS: {global:datadir} refers to a datadir element in

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Drs. G.P.H. Josten

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