[development] Proxying Files Downloads Through Drupal

Darrel O'Pry dopry at thing.net
Tue Jun 20 23:03:19 UTC 2006

Can you describe you application in a bit more detail?

>From what you've said I would suggest taking advantage of php's stream
support and merging it with something like file_download(...). that
sends the headers and an associated data stream. 

Imagecache does something sort of similar where it generates a
derivative image on the fly and delivers it to the browser the first
time the image is created.

On Tue, 2006-06-20 at 15:26 -0600, Rob Thorne wrote:
> I have a Java web application that creates PDFs and other generated 
> data.  I'd like to control it through Drupal, and return the output from 
> the web app as if it were served from Drupal.
> What are some suggestions how best to proxy this kind of data stream 
> through Drupal?  Since the original data stream will likely have the 
> relevant HTTP headers to set the MIME type and content disposition, I'd 
> also like to be able to preserve those during the operation.
> Thanks,
> Rob
> Rob Thorne
> Torenware Networks
> http://www.torenware.com

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