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When serving a file with CFcontent, all processing stops

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Feb 23, 2016 Feb 23, 2016

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I'm creating a PDF with cfpdf, then using cfhttp, cfheader, and cfcontent to open up a save dialog.  How do I get the page to move to another page after the save dialog is shown?  As soon as I add cfcontent to the page, all other processing is stopped (the save dialog pops up, but I can't create a button to move to the next page, or move there automatically).

<cfhttp url="http://XXX.com/#variables.GeneratedPDFName#"

        method="get"

        getAsBinary="yes" />

<cfheader name="Content-Disposition" value="attachment; filename=File.pdf" />

<cfcontent type="application/pdf" variable="#cfhttp.fileContent#" />

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Feb 24, 2016 Feb 24, 2016

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This is working as expected. The page stops processing because the content-type is changed and you are now streaming a file. The rest of the markup is ignored.

There are a number of pages that give information to this already:

If using CFCONTENT and CFHEADER to stream an Excel file, will Javascript still work?

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/24557322/need-new-page-for-cfcontent-call

Using CFContent's Variable Attribute Stops All Further Processing

Also dont forget the documentation:

Adobe ColdFusion 9 * cfcontent

variable

Optional

Name of a ColdFusion binary variable whose contents can be displayed by the browser, such as the contents of a chart generated by the cfchart tag or a PDF or Excel file retrieved by a cffile action="readBinary" tag. When you use this attribute, any other output on the current CFML page is ignored; only the contents of the file are sent to the client.

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