NYCPHP Meetup

[nycphp-talk] Force download

Michael Sims jellicle at gmail.com
Tue Sep 12 15:02:30 EDT 2006


On Tuesday 12 September 2006 2:29 pm, Nathan Lavertue wrote:

> Any reason why the following script wouldn't force download the file
> in question with the appropiate name in all situations? Works in a
> few browsers, but, not while using the Internet Browser on the PSP.
> Tries to save the file 'download.php' instead of the actual video file.

Some browsers continue, in 2006, to ignore all hints about what the 
appropriate filename of a downloaded file should be.  Try hitting the 
download URL like this:

http://yoururl.com/download.php?foo=MAQ09718.MP4

The browser may well be stupid enough to just grab the last part of the URL 
and use that as the filename of the downloaded file.

Michael Sims



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