Delivering Files with lcServer ?

Scott Rossi scott at tactilemedia.com
Fri Apr 25 02:38:13 EDT 2014


Thanks Simon.  This will likely do what I need.

But I'd really like to know how to do this with lcserver.  That's the
point, right?  Not to have to rely on PHP?  :-)

What's the LC equivalent of what readfile() is doing below?

Thanks & Regards,

Scott Rossi
Creative Director
Tactile Media, UX/UI Design




On 4/24/14 11:03 PM, "Simon Smith" <hello at simonsmith.co> wrote:

>Hi Scott
>
>I have done something similar in php before, where a page loads, and then
>the file starts downloading a few seconds later, without leaving the main
>page.
>
>The main page contains a refresh tag that loads the script that starts the
>download:
>
><meta http-equiv="refresh" content="2;url=sendfile.php" />
>
>and then the sendfile.php consists of:
>
><?php
>header('Content-type: application/pdf');
>header('Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="' .
>basename('filename.pdf') . '"');
>header('Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary');
>readfile($filename);
>?>
>
>Hope this helps.
>Simon
>
>
>On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 7:21 AM, Scott Rossi <scott at tactilemedia.com>
>wrote:
>
>> Hi Peter:
>>
>> I started setting up a test page to demonstrate, and now I can't get
>> anything to work, not even my single page test which worked a dozen
>>times
>> yesterday.  [sigh] Not sure what changed.
>>
>> At any rate, I've seen PHP examples that involve setting content headers
>> to facilitate a file transfer, so I figured since lcserver operates
>> similarly, it should be possible to initiate the download of a zipped
>>file
>> (or any file).
>>
>> Any examples out there that someone can point me to?
>>
>> Thanks & Regards,
>>
>> Scott Rossi
>> Creative Director
>> Tactile Media, UX/UI Design
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On 4/24/14 6:17 PM, "Peter W A Wood" <peterwawood at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> >Hi Scott
>> >
>> >What is the URL of the iframe? Does it include characters such as "?"
>>or
>> >"&" ?
>> >
>> >Regards
>> >
>> >Peter
>> >
>> >On 25 Apr 2014, at 08:29, Scott Rossi wrote:
>> >
>> >> Hello List:
>> >>
>> >> I'm hoping someone knowledgable about server stuff has a solution to
>>a
>> >> problem I have delivering a file using lcServer via an iframe.
>> >>
>> >> I'm using lcServer with the following code to trigger a file
>>download:
>> >>
>> >> put url ("binfile:files/sound.zip") into theFile
>> >> put header "Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=" & quote &
>> >> "sound.zip" & quote
>> >> put new header "Content-Type: application/force-download"
>> >> put new header "Content-Type: application/zip"
>> >> put new header "Content-Type: application/octet-stream"
>> >> put new header "Content-Type: application/download"
>> >> put header "Content-Description: File Transfer"
>> >> put header "Content-Length:" && the length of theFile
>> >> put theFile
>> >>
>> >> This appears to work fine from basic web page -- a download is
>>triggered
>> >> in the browser and the file is written to the drive.
>> >>
>> >> When I run the same code on a page within an iframe, I get the raw
>>file
>> >> code posted to the iframe. :-(
>> >>
>> >> All pages reside in the same domain (no cross domain issues) so I'm
>>at a
>> >> loss on how to deal with this.  Any ideas?
>> >>
>> >> Thanks & Regards,
>> >>
>> >> Scott Rossi
>> >> Creative Director
>> >> Tactile Media, UX/UI Design
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
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