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From Devraj Mukherjee <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Change Content-Disposition from inline to attachment using mod_headers in a reverse proxy?
Date Fri, 20 Nov 2009 23:21:04 GMT
Hi Nick,

>> We are setting up a reverse proxy to proxy contents from an external
>> web site, because we need to change parts of the content before we
>> serve it to our users (primarily to make the site Firefox friendly).
>> mod_substitute does most of what we want, apart from file downloads.
>> Firefox on Linux (which is most of our users) doesn't seem to handle
>> PDF files delivered inline that well.
> Sounds like firefox on linux is badly misconfigured.  LART your sysop!

Appreciate the feedback. Will take it up with him.

>> The web site sends down the PDF files with the following header
>> Content-Disposition: inline;filename=Report.pdf
>> I would like the Content-Disposition to be changed to attachment. I
>> believe mod_headers is the module for the job.
> Yep.  What's the problem?
> (just dropping the Content-Disposition wouldn't hurt).

Ah great. Will try that.

Thanks for your time.

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