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Posted on 2011-02-22
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Hellow all,

I am using a script to force a download (see code attachment), but after the download initiates this window closes itself. I need this window to stay open and display a html message. Can anyone help me with this.

thanks in advance.
walter faas
<?php

function output_file($file, $name, $mime_type='')
{
 /*
 This function takes a path to a file to output ($file), 
 the filename that the browser will see ($name) and 
 the MIME type of the file ($mime_type, optional).
 
 If you want to do something on download abort/finish,
 register_shutdown_function('function_name');
 */
 if(!is_readable($file)) die('File not found or inaccessible!');
 
 $size = filesize($file);
 $name = rawurldecode($name);
 
 /* Figure out the MIME type (if not specified) */
 $known_mime_types=array(
 	"pdf" => "application/pdf",
 	"txt" => "text/plain",
 	"html" => "text/html",
 	"htm" => "text/html",
	"exe" => "application/octet-stream",
	"dmg" => "application/x-apple-diskimage",
	"zip" => "application/zip",
	"doc" => "application/msword",
	"xls" => "application/vnd.ms-excel",
	"ppt" => "application/vnd.ms-powerpoint",
	"gif" => "image/gif",
	"png" => "image/png",
	"jpeg"=> "image/jpg",
	"jpg" =>  "image/jpg",
	"php" => "text/plain"
 );
 
 if($mime_type==''){
	 $file_extension = strtolower(substr(strrchr($file,"."),1));
	 if(array_key_exists($file_extension, $known_mime_types)){
		$mime_type=$known_mime_types[$file_extension];
	 } else {
		$mime_type="application/force-download";
	 };
 };
 
 @ob_end_clean(); //turn off output buffering to decrease cpu usage
 
 // required for IE, otherwise Content-Disposition may be ignored
 if(ini_get('zlib.output_compression'))
  ini_set('zlib.output_compression', 'Off');
 
 header('Content-Type: ' . $mime_type);
 header('Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="'.$name.'"');
 header("Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary");
 header('Accept-Ranges: bytes');
 
 /* The three lines below basically make the 
    download non-cacheable */
 header("Cache-control: private");
 header('Pragma: private');
 header("Expires: Mon, 26 Jul 1997 05:00:00 GMT");
 
 // multipart-download and download resuming support
 if(isset($_SERVER['HTTP_RANGE']))
 {
	list($a, $range) = explode("=",$_SERVER['HTTP_RANGE'],2);
	list($range) = explode(",",$range,2);
	list($range, $range_end) = explode("-", $range);
	$range=intval($range);
	if(!$range_end) {
		$range_end=$size-1;
	} else {
		$range_end=intval($range_end);
	}
 
	$new_length = $range_end-$range+1;
	header("HTTP/1.1 206 Partial Content");
	header("Content-Length: $new_length");
	header("Content-Range: bytes $range-$range_end/$size");
 } else {
	$new_length=$size;
	header("Content-Length: ".$size);
 }
 
 /* output the file itself */
 $chunksize = 1*(1024*1024); //you may want to change this
 $bytes_send = 0;
 if ($file = fopen($file, 'r'))
 {
	if(isset($_SERVER['HTTP_RANGE']))
	fseek($file, $range);
 
	while(!feof($file) && 
		(!connection_aborted()) && 
		($bytes_send<$new_length)
	      )
	{
		$buffer = fread($file, $chunksize);
		print($buffer); //echo($buffer); // is also possible
		flush();
		$bytes_send += strlen($buffer);
	}
 fclose($file);
 } else die('Error - can not open file.');
 
die();
}

$file_path='../downloads/'.$_GET['file'];
output_file($file_path, $_GET['file']);
?>

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MatthewP earned 500 total points
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I am guessing that the new window is being opened by you calling this script from another page using target=_blank? This causes the window to open but as soon as the mime type is discovered and the browser realises that the window is not necessary and closes?

If that's the case can you link from your main page to another php page in a new window and then serve the download from that php script without using a target attribute? You'd probably need to load an intermediary page with a location header to redirect it to make this work however, this should mean the window would stay open. Or, serve the download from an iframe in your new page maybe?
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Thanks for your comment, I like the iframe idea.
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