How to force browsers to pop open a file save dialog?

Use the code below to force browsers to pop open a file save dialog when they access your page.

In JSP/Servlet

response.setHeader("Content-Disposition", "attachment;filename=myfile.txt");
response.setContentType("application/download");

Comments

ts said…
This is NOT correct. You must use application/octet-stream for unspecified binary data. Some browsers may try to display your data as text if you use application/download
Alex said…
IN PHP

header("Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=myfile.txt");
header("Content-Type: application/download");

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