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? >>> >>> -- >>> PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) >>> To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php >>> >>> >> > And what happens to my original menu window? > > > -- > PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php