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Why is my Response.Redirect not working after a Response.Flush

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I've got a script that sends a pdf to the browser for download, and then should re-direct the user to my home page.

The pdf downloads correctly but the re-direct isnt working, what am I doing wrong?

<%@LANGUAGE="VBSCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%>
<%
Option Explicit
Const adTypeBinary = 1
Dim objStream
Set objStream = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Stream")

objStream.Open
objStream.Type = adTypeBinary
objStream.LoadFromFile Server.MapPath("..\..\") & "\data\downloads\Profile.pdf"

Response.Buffer = True
Response.Clear
Response.AddHeader "Content-Disposition", "attachment; filename=Profile.pdf"
Response.AddHeader "Content-Length", objStream.Size
Response.Charset = "UTF-8"
Response.ContentType = "application/octet-stream"
Response.BinaryWrite objStream.Read
Response.Flush

objStream.Close
rsDocs.Close
Set objStream = Nothing

Response.Redirect("/home.asp")
%>
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<title>Download Test</title>
</head>

<body>
<p>Download Script</p>
</body>
</html>
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Question by:FalconUK
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by:fritz_the_blank
ID: 12122604
Once you stream, the redirect will never be called.

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by:fritz_the_blank
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One way around this is to spawn an extra window for the stream and then to redirect the original window.

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by:FalconUK
ID: 12122867
By spawn an extra window do you mean using a pop up window?
Would this be done using JavaScript in the html once the page has loaded?

How would I do that?
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Provide a link for the streaming window like this:

<a href="streamingPage.asp" target="_blank">Streaming Page</a>


If you want to move your current page back to the home page with this link, then you could try:

<a href="streamingPage.asp" target="_blank" onClick="location.replace("home.asp")">Streaming Page</a>

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by:FalconUK
ID: 12123142
Cheers mate, did the trick nicely!
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by:fritz_the_blank
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Glad to have helped.

Any reason for the grade of B, then?

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by:FalconUK
ID: 12123680
Sorry, no offence, your answer was quite right!

I'm still quite new to all of this, is there any way I can change it?
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by:fritz_the_blank
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I'll take care of it and thanks.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/Web_Languages/ASP/help.jsp#hi73

Good luck with your project,

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