PHP | Download pdf file
To download a pdf file in PHP, we need to use the header() function. In the header() function, we need to pass "Content-Disposition" which is used to supply a recommended filename and force the browser to display the save dialog box
<?php header("Content-type:application/pdf"); // It will be called downloaded.pdf header("Content-Disposition:attachment;filename='downloaded.pdf'"); // The PDF source is in original.pdf readfile("original.pdf"); ?> <html> <body> ... …
Note: There is a bug in Microsoft IE 5.5 that prevents this from working. The bug can be resolved by upgrading to Service Pack 2 or later.