I believe in miracles. I have searched Microsoft and the first link was
actually related to my problem...

Okay, I found an IE issue where downloads over SSL will choke when you send
a no-cache header. It says to use a no-store cache-control header, instead.
I tried this:

    header("cache-control: no-store");
    header("content-type: application/vnd.ms-excel; name='excel'");
    header("content-disposition: attachment; filename=" . $filename .

and I'm still getting the same thing. Is the no-cache cache-control header
sent automatically by PHP at all? I don't have one set explicitly in my

Any help is appreciated.

---John Holmes...

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rasmus Lerdorf" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "1LT John W. Holmes" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Monday, October 07, 2002 10:08 AM
Subject: Re: [PHP] File download doesn't work with SSL

> Does it work with a different browser?  Smells like an IE bug to me.
> On Mon, 7 Oct 2002, 1LT John W. Holmes wrote:
> > Everyone,
> >
> > I've had a simple download script working where a user would click on a
link and the program would send word or excel headers instead of HTML. The
file would then be opened in the appropriate program and the user could
save/edit it.
> >
> > Now that we've loaded everything under SSL, it doesn't work.
> >
> > Here are the headers I send:
> >
> >     header("content-type: application/vnd.ms-excel; name='excel'");
> >     header("content-disposition: attachment; filename=" . $filename .
> >
> > Now, the pages in question are just regular HTML tables. If there is a
export2=excel in the URL, then these two additional headers will be sent.
The dialog to save/open the file pops up, but when you try to open/save the
file, IE says it cannot be found. If I put in a echo before these two
headers (or comment them out), the page is shown correctly as HTML, so the
code is correct.
> >
> > Are there any special headers I have to send to enable this file
download while under SSL, or is it something else I'm overlooking?
> >
> > Thanks for any help.
> >
> > ---John Holmes...

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