With the header "Content-Disposition: attachment" the browser will
offer the response as a regular file download (with save/open
options). Your original page (menu) will remain intact.

Please note that this solution will not present the PDF directly to
the user (as it would with a popup window), instead he will need to
open the downloaded file in his computer.

On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 12:23 PM, Jim Giner
<jim.gi...@albanyhandball.com> wrote:
> On 3/25/2013 10:13 AM, Samuel Lopes Grigolato wrote:
>> Have you tried to set a Content-Disposition header in the PHP script that
>> creates the PDF, asking the browser to "attach" the download? This way you
>> don't even need a new window.
>> Example from php.net/manual:
>> // It will be called downloaded.pdf
>> header('Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="downloaded.pdf"');
>> On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 11:01 AM, Jim Giner
>> <jim.gi...@albanyhandball.com>wrote:
>>> target as in the form attribute
>>> In my appl devl I utilize an extra window when my current form is asked
>>> to
>>> generate a pdf report.  Works well since that way the user can generate
>>> one
>>> report into a new window, read it, close it, and still have the reports
>>> menu in front of him/her and generate a 2nd report.
>>> I'm experiencing a problem tho and I'm guessing it's associated with ie9
>>> or FPDF. In my reports menu form, when I click on a button that will
>>> generate a pdf, I alter the form's target to create a new window.  This
>>> used to work last fall, but since then I have a new laptop running ie9,
>>> not
>>> 8.  The target changing js logic is working as far as I can see (alerts
>>> in
>>> my js) but the effect is not there.  Instead of a new window, the pdf
>>> opens
>>> up in the same window where the menu was and so when the user does a back
>>> he ends up going up one too many levels and has to re-request the reports
>>> menu.
>>> Didn't have this much trouble originally setting this up as I'm having
>>> now
>>> trying to debug this.  I'm using the FPDF extension/class to generate my
>>> pdfs - made no recent changes there.  Also my concept works very well
>>> still
>>> in a simple html document that has only two buttons on it which I created
>>> today to test a theory.  That is - maybe it's not just IE9, but FPDF.
>>> Anyone have any experience in this area?
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> And what happens to my original menu window?
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