Does using response.redirect to download files reveal download location?
Posted on 2003-10-22
I am developing an ASP app that downloads files from a hidden folder. I was wondering if just using the command response.redirect (folder/filename) would be sufficient enough to prevent the download folder location from being revealed in the browser?
I have tested this on my server and so far it seems to work fine (i.e. the file downloads with no reference to its folder location) but does anyone know if this is 100% compatible with all browsers or whether there is a way a user could 'force reveal' the download path?
I did originally use ADODB.Stream to deliver the file but I understand there are memory limitations on downloading binary files in this way which is not suitable for my app. I hope you can help!