streaming dynamic downloads?
jemminger at gmail.com
Sun May 18 07:34:17 MSD 2008
On Sat, May 17, 2008 at 10:23 PM, jeff emminger <jemminger at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a php app running through fastcgi, and there's a page where I
> stream out a file for the user to download:
> $output = dynamically_generated_content();
> header("Content-type: application/octet-stream");
> header("Content-disposition: attachment; filename=somefile.xml");
> echo $output;
> This works fine in apache, but in nginx all I get is a zero-size file
> called 'somefile' (no extension)
> Is there a way to make this work? The file is generated on the fly.
Turned out to be a problem with the URL I was using. I was pointing
to "/export?xml" (no trailing slash), and Nginx was redirecting to
"/export/" (with trailing slash) but dropping the querystring. I
changed my link to point to "/export/?xml" and all is well. The
zero-kb file download was a result of my script expecting the file
format in the querystring, and not finding the format it generated
nothing and sent back the empty file.
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