To indicate to the browser that the file should be viewed in the browser: Content- Type: application/pdf Content-Disposition: inline; filename="". Solved: When adding a PDF as attachment to a page, the content type of the attachment is usually set to application/pdf. However, sometimes it is. The “Content-type” response Header generated and sent by the server. To force inline viewing of PDF files, edit the website's HTTP and.

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    The file type can be specified by the server with a Content-Type header. I've seen application/force-download used - which ends up as a. Use PHP and the content-disposition HTTP header to force files to download that would normally header("Content-type: application/pdf");. I'm trying to force the download of an adobe pdf file, and I don't want to If this header is used in a response with the application/octet- stream content-type, the .

    Documentation version: 1. The advantage of generating PDF files dynamically is that you can create customized PDFs for different purposes — say, for different users or different pieces of content. For example, Django was used at kusports. The user guide not coincidentally, a PDF file explains how to install it. Canvas response Draw things on the PDF.

    For security reasons, most browsers do not allow setting a custom default action for such resources, forcing the user to store it to disk to use it.

    This instructs the browser to download the file, rather than to open it directly. There is a Chrome add-on that can override this behavior. The following image is from the Firefox developer tools:. The results are in!

    See what nearly 90, developers picked as their most loved, dreaded, and desired coding languages and more in the Developer Survey. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Why does Chrome sometimes download a PDF instead of opening it? This question already has an answer here: Using Chrome, why is PDF downloaded from one site but displayed with Chrome pdf viewer from another site? Rgrthat Rgrthat 2 4 9.

    Content-Disposition That's usually because the site sends a Content-Disposition header in the response. If you open your browser's developer tools, you'll see that particular link sends the following response headers: Inline handling details When a Content-Disposition is inline or unspecified , the browser will try to open the file in the default embedded viewer. Type detection The file type can be specified by the server with a Content-Type header. Type handling Upon receiving a file with an inline or unspecified disposition, the browser needs to try to open it within the browser if possible.

    A bit of a history lesson To see how PDFs are handled, we can delve a bit into web history. For example, the list of registered types for Flash: Bob Bob On occasion it also happens when the server sets Content-Type: The reason why the values "inline" and "attachment" are used is because Content-Disposition was originally specified for MIME email, where those values are a lot more appropriate: Indeed - this logic overrides content disposition and is thus important to remember.

    LightnessRacesinOrbit It doesn't so much override the disposition as it gives the browser a type it can't do anything with barring sniffing other than save to disk.

    Was trying to figure this thing out forever, thank you! Yann Bouschet. Permalink to comment January 31, Permalink to comment March 15, Permalink to comment April 26, Hi, Some people use: Permalink to comment July 28, Permalink to comment August 4, Permalink to comment July 29, Permalink to comment September 14, Permalink to comment September 29, Pavel Valencia.

    Permalink to comment November 17, Searching more info found this code: The Mighty. Permalink to comment December 31, Permalink to comment September 17, Permalink to comment May 21, Permalink to comment July 6, Thank You Very Much! Permalink to comment November 24, Solution from Pavel Valencia works.

    I tried many other advices. Izrada web stranica. Permalink to comment December 5, Permalink to comment January 1, Thank you!! Permalink to comment January 23, Sam Miller. Permalink to comment February 1, Permalink to comment February 6, Permalink to comment February 16, In that file put the following lines: Header set Content-Disposition attachment This particular example will force files with doc, mov, pdf, rtf, or txt to download instead of being shown in the browser.

    Permalink to comment March 10, Permalink to comment February 15, Permalink to comment May 14, Chosen 1 Design. Permalink to comment March 28, This was just what I was looking for and very helpful.

    Gotta love. Permalink to comment April 27, Permalink to comment January 16, Permalink to comment May 16, Permalink to comment June 19, Lindy Dobbins.

    Permalink to comment July 13, Alysha Hayse. Permalink to comment June 26, Permalink to comment March 16, Mustafa Contractor. Permalink to comment August 23, Permalink to comment October 31, Any suggestions?

    Permalink to comment November 23, Where would it download to? Robert Piller. Permalink to comment January 21, Hey Craig, Did you find an answer to this? Permalink to comment November 13, Is there a way to force the whole download? We considered off-loading the files, but the bandwidth costs at site would be more than our revenue… We need a way to prevent iOS devices from automatically playing nekkid MP3 links.

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    Permalink to comment December 29, I hope future HTML version allow such an option. Permalink to comment January 6, Scott H. Permalink to comment February 11, I would not use this approach as it currently prevents Chrome users from downloading the file.

    A link to a PDF it will not do anything when a Chrome user clicks on it. Permalink to comment March 1, Is he correct and am I asking for something particularly complex?: Permalink to comment October 11, James Williams. Permalink to comment March 13, Permalink to comment July 12, Permalink to comment April 12, Hey all, I made a.

    Any other ideas or am I doing something wrong? Permalink to comment August 15, I used: Hope this helps! Permalink to comment April 19, Hey guys can someone leave a code?! Permalink to comment April 25, Now you can also do this with HTML5. Giovanni Pires da Silva.

    Permalink to comment May 22, Hi I have a client who wants to do the opposite. Permalink to comment June 13, Permalink to comment September 27, Permalink to comment October 12, Do not work in Chrome version Tried solutions from comments as well — any hints? Permalink to comment January 30, Best way to do that is this: Permalink to comment February 5, This is for a new plug in. Is there anyway to have this only for one specific pdf vs all pdfs on the server? Permalink to comment June 24, Thanks, Moe.

    Permalink to comment March 18, Caleb G.

    Why does Chrome sometimes download a PDF instead of opening it? - Super User

    But the correct way to specify the filename requires that you put double quotes around the filename attribute:. Many of the scripts I found included header calls to tell the browser not to use a cached version of the file.

    Caching wasn't an issue with any of the browsers I tested, but if it becomes problematic, add the following lines to the script above the call to readfile. The above lines are from the PHP Manual and are expected to work in most browsers. Certain versions of Internet Explorer will generate the following error message when downloads are forced using this technique:.

    To get around this, whenever you are forcing a download over HTTPS append the following two lines of code to the force download script above the call to readfile.

    New Hampshirite building web apps in Florida. Again, in some cases it is appropriate to force a download, in others it is not. The Force Download Script After rigorous browser testing and code tweaking, here is the script I ended up with.

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    Browser Issues Safari and Filenames Surprisingly, all of the force-download scripts I researched online failed to work properly in Safari. Most of the scripts had a line similar to this: Caching Problems Many of the scripts I found included header calls to tell the browser not to use a cached version of the file.

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