News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Ask Apache Blog:
A better way to use PDF files online
November 26, 2007 @ 11:11:00

From the Ask Apache blog, there's a quick tip that makes it simple to give your site's visitors the option to either download or view a PDF file no matter what their browser default is.

One of the most annoying things on the Internet for me is when I click on a link to an Adobe PDF file. For me this is annoying to the extreme because the PDF file is openened directly in your browser because of the Adobe PDF Plugin that almost all browsers have installed. [...] For me an ideal solution would be to offer me choices.

His solution uses mod_rewrite in an .htaccess file to push the visitor to a PHP file. This file grabs the filename they want and pulls in the content, pushing it back out the other side with the "attachment" header that forces a request box on the browser.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
pdf file modrewrite htaccess save open choice pdf file modrewrite htaccess save open choice


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

DevShed: Private Pages with PHP and Text Files

The bla.st Blog: Process your URLs in PHP with Apache mod_rewrite and wildcard DNS

Matthew Turland's Blog: Splitting PHP Class Files

InformBank.com: How to create Microsoft Office documents on the fly using PHP

Internet Super Hero Blog: mysqlnd saves 40% memory, finally (new tuning options)!


Community Events





Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


security framework version mvc voicesoftheelephpant composer release laravel interview opinion library package series podcast tool introduction community language update symfony

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework