[Tutor] Sightly off topic - download file name
Irmen de Jong
irmen at -NOSPAM-REMOVETHIS-xs4all.nl
Thu Mar 4 22:41:24 CET 2004
> I what to dynamically create a page that has download links to file
> stored on disk.
> the part i don't know how to do (or if its possible) is to a different
> name appear in the browser DL window.
> i.e. I want the files stored with a random string but when being DL to
> have real name show in File Save dialog.
This is not something Python-specific.
Have a look at the "Content-Disposition" HTTP header
(RFC 2183, http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc2183.html)
For example when you add the following HTTP header to your
Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="foobar.txt"
most browsers will offer a download window for a file named
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