Kris, If I understand what you mean correctly, this is just an ordinary anchor (nothing to do with php). For example, <a href="http://mybox.domain.com/myfile.xls">Click to download</a> When clicked, if ".xls" is in /etc/mime.types as "application/vnd.ms-excel .xls" then it will either download or start up the Excel application, depending upon the setting of the user's browser. If not in /etc/mime.types, it will probably try to display the file in the browser, depending upon the setting of DefaultType in httpd.conf.
Hope this helps. Chris Kris Vose wrote: >are there any php functions that handle downloads. For Instance I want to create a >link that contains a url string. In this string a variable is defined as a file. >This file will be downloaded when the user clicks on the link. How do you handle >this file in php? Is there a function that will do this. I have tried the copy >function but it does not seems to work. > >Kris > -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php