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View Full Version : Force download dialog



Slazenger
05-04-2011, 07:20 PM
I need to force a link to open the download dialog box instead of opening in the browser. I have tried adding each of these to .htaccess:


AddType application/octet-stream .mp3


<Files *.mp3>
ForceType application/octet-stream
Header set Content-Disposition attachment
</Files>


<FilesMatch "\.(?i:mp3)$">
ForceType application/octet-stream
Header set Content-Disposition attachment
</FilesMatch>

With no result. In fact, the only thing that has gotten me anywhere is


ForceType application/octet-stream
Header set Content-Disposition attachment

which forces every page on the site to download, which is obviously not what I want. I have seen implications that I may need to enable mod_header, but I have not found any instructions on how to do that.

Please don't say to just tell the user to right click+save as, because this is not an acceptable solution to the client. If I could just put up that message, I wouldn't have spent the past week trying to solve this. Also, .zip files are out.

Thanks.



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