Download file through an AJAX call in PHP

PHPServer Side ProgrammingProgramming

Using Ajax to download files is not considered to be a good idea. Instead, window.location = or document.location should be used.

The 'window.location' has the following characteristics −

  • JavaScript enabling is required
  • It doesn't need PHP.
  • It helps show the content of the site, and redirects the user after a few seconds.

Redirect can be dependent on any conditions such as −

$success = 1
if ($success) {
   window.location.href = 'http://example.com';
}

A variable named ‘success’ is assigned with the value of 1. When this condition is satisfied, the window.location is used.

On running, the user is redirected to the website 'http://example.com'

raja
Published on 07-Apr-2020 15:09:01
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