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Is it instantaneous?
Is a user going to immediately look in the far corners of their screen for some sort of a spinning indicator or might they get confused or angry based on their technical prowess? Maybe they are looking at one of these?
An average user might expect some sort of indication of what is going on. Good idea! Initiating file download prompts is one of these limitations.
Well how the heck does that work? The answer is: An iframe and cookie What?!
I have to rely on Web. By dynamically inserting a hidden iframe into the DOM and setting its location to the desired file path we can initiate a file download just like it was occurring in the main application window. Just implemented this after chasing PHP delivery timeouts for In everything but MicrosoftInternetExplorer11 - still Microsoft's terrible track record and miserable acceptable of the community around them aside - cheers to what I'm calling my new method of delivering downloads.
Thank you. As a security feature , the download value that you specify will be ignored when the content is on a different hostname with the origins limited with headers like X-Frame-Options: Lukas Lukas And click doesn't work for many browsers too, or only for buttons: What browsers?
Old default android?
I never had a ticket about this not working and this answer is several years old already. Make a test, show what is not working.
Trigger to Download a File When Clicking Link
Thanks, Lukas. For example: Darin Dimitrov Darin Dimitrov k So how can i do it.
Once the page is open in the client, the HTTP response has, by definition, already been processed. The asker clearly says that he wants to use it with a dialog in stead of opening a new tab, so it isn't exactly what you are replying to? I will update my answer to include Paul D.
White excellent proposal. Currently i have a button on the page to download pdf Then i want to simply force download that PDF in the ajax success method Daniel Kutik Daniel Kutik 6, 2 21 But even such a header will not force a download, depending on how the user has set the optional locally on his browser.
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