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php – When sending headers to download a PDF, Safari appends .html

Posted by: admin July 12, 2020 Leave a comment


Here is the request and response headers


GET /~get/pdf HTTP/1.1
Host: www.example.com
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3
Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8
Accept-Language: en-us,en;q=0.5
Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate
Accept-Charset: ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7
Keep-Alive: 115
Connection: keep-alive
Referer: http://www.example.com
Cookie: etc 

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 02:20:43 GMT
Server: Apache/2.2.14 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.14 OpenSSL/0.9.8i DAV/2 mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/
X-Powered-By: Me
Expires: Thu, 19 Nov 1981 08:52:00 GMT
Pragma: no-cache
Cache-Control: private
Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="File #1.pdf"
Content-Length: 18776
Keep-Alive: timeout=5, max=100
Connection: Keep-Alive
Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8

Basically, the response headers are sent by DOMPDF’s stream() method.

In Firefox, the file is prompted as File #1.pdf. However, in Safari, the file is saved as File #1.pdf.html.

Does anyone know why Safari is appending the html extension to the filename?

I’m also using Kohana 3, serving the PDF from a controller method.

How to&Answers:

From what i see the content type is incorrect, i believe if that is fixed, your problem will be solved.


Because you’re telling it that it’s HTML. Fix your MIME type.

Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8


You can change how Kohana 3 sends headers like so…

$this->request->headers['Content-Type'] = File::mime($file);


I’ve fixed it by adding die(); after streaming it

$dompdf = new DOMPDF();
$dompdf->set_paper("a4", "portrait");