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Responding with a file - question on response body

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06 Mar, 2012 03:16 PM


a snippet of my non-Slim code is:

header('Content-Type: ' . $content_type);
header('Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="' . $basename . '"');
header("Content-length: $fsize");
header("Cache-control: private"); //use this to download instead of opening in browser
while(!feof($fd)) {
    $buffer = fread($fd, 2048);
    echo $buffer;

This doesn't play so nicely with Slim's $app->response() header.

I see that I could customize the header like:

$app->response()['Content-Type'] = $contentType;

However, I can't see how to adapt my fread code with Slim's $app->response()->body($fd).

Does Slim take care of feeding the file in parts to the browser?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Josh Lockhart on 25 Mar, 2012 03:09 PM

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    The master branch does not. The develop branch does; there are several new streaming-methods in Slim that aim to improve Slim's support for streaming files, process output, or raw data to the HTTP client. However, this implementation is not final and may change before it is released in version 1.7.0. You can see more about the current implementation at:

  2. Josh Lockhart closed this discussion on 25 Mar, 2012 03:09 PM.

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