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Drupal Clean URL but need download link

Posted on 2010-11-18
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Hey -

Quick, and possibly boneheaded question.

I've got a drupal site - with Clean URLs enabled.  However - I need to provide links for our users to be able to view/download PDFs located on the same server.

I think you can see what I'm getting at here.

If I go to "http://www.mydomain.com/pdfs/mysample.pdf" - the URL is taken over by the mod-rewrite/cleanURL function.  So - I can't place links to it within the site.

Is there something I'm missing?  How would you accomplish this?

Thanks!
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Question by:erzoolander
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dsmile earned 500 total points
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Are you sure it's clean URL that causes this?
Try disable clean URL then access that file again.

I think only non-existence path is taken care of by clean URL (as I see in my drupal 6.2 deployment)
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by:erzoolander
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You're right.  It was a miscommunication from our art department.  I was under the impression they had already put up the file - when in fact they hadn't.
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by:vadbars
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You need to create file named .htaccess, which contains roughly:
==
SetHandler Drupal_Security_Do_Not_Remove_See_SA_2006_006
Options None
Options +FollowSymLinks
==

And put it in the directory http://www.mydomain.com/pdfs.
Example: file in directory /sites/default/files

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