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In Chrome, why do some PDFs just go into the downloads tray?

Posted on 2014-09-03
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Some pdf files display immediately in Chrome (e.g. http://www.budget.gov.au/2014-15/content/bp2/download/BP2_consolidated.pdf).

Other pdf files go into the downloads tray (e.g. ofm.mq.edu.au/PDF/map_colour.pdf).

Is there a reason for this?
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Question by:GrahamDLovell
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by:Dave Baldwin
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Yes, the web site can code the link as a download instead of a simple link that will open in Chrome.
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by:GrahamDLovell
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How do you code the link as a download?
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Dave Baldwin earned 500 total points
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You have to do that one the server where you can set the response headers.  This page http://webdesign.about.com/od/php/ht/force_download.htm shows one way to do it with PHP.  You can't do it with just HTML because you can't set the headers for the file.
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by:GrahamDLovell
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Thanks.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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You're welcome, glad to help.  Just for giggles, I used that method on one of my pages... http://www.dibsplace.com/webdev/index.html .  Look for the two different links for Web Design Outline.
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