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Create a download link

Written byPhuoc Nguyen
01 Mar, 2021
It's common to use an `a` tag to create a download link. The browser will open the file for some well-supported file types, such as image, pdf, etc.
If you want to enforce the browser to download the file, then use the HTML 5 `download` attribute. The value of attribute, if specified, will be used as the name of download file.
<!-- Download instead of openning it -->
<a href="/assets/document.pdf" download>
<!-- Download it with new file name -->
<a href="/assets/document.pdf" download="a copy of document.pdf"></a
It's worth noting that the `download` attribute only works if the file belongs to the same domain as the current website. It doesn't have effect if the `href` attribute has the different origin to the site
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