This is determined by your mime types in apache conf file (assuming you are
using apache) if the file type is not defined apache will try and download
the file instead of parsing it for the browser.

Bruce Karstedt
Technology Consulting Associates, Ltd.
Tel: 847-735-9488
Fax: 847-735-9474

-----Original Message-----
From: Timothy J. Luoma [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2002 9:48 PM
To: Justin French
Cc: php
Subject: [PHP] Re: forcing file downloads

On Wed, 12 Jun 2002, Justin French wrote:

> I know this has been discussed many times, but I've been hunting through
> the archives with very little resolution on the issue.

The user can define certain things given the way they want mime types to
be handled.

PDF used to be a good solution until several browsers decided that they
would display PDF.

So if I want to make sure someone downloads a file, I make it a ZIP, pure
and simple.


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