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Browser Downloading Script Instead of File
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Written by Philip L Yuson   

Symptom 

  • Click on a document and instead of downloading the document, the browser is downloading the PHP script. When you save it, the document is saved, but the document name is the script name instead. Example, click on a link to a document called 'Document.pdf'. The browser says it will download a PHP script called 'download.php'. 
  • When you save the file, it is actually the Document.pdf but saved as download.php.
  • Apache is executing the script and not downloading the script.
 
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