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From Aman Raheja <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Forcing documents to download.
Date Fri, 01 Oct 2004 17:23:50 GMT
This might help

It's for PHP but the concept should apply to all programing, since you 
have to pass |"Content-Type: application/force-download" in the header

Aman Raheja
Andrew Mull wrote:

>While this is most likely a client browser concern, hopefully Apache has a
>workaround, or someone on the list has figured it out.
>I have a site that allows people to "download" non web files (Word, Excel,
>PDF, etc).  On some browsers, it will prompt you to save it to disk...on
>others, it will open in the browser window (if you have the appropriate
>Is there a way to force the file to be downloaded/saved to disk and bypass
>the plug-in?
>Thanks for any help!

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