1 year ago

Turbolinks & File Downloads

Posted 1 year ago by wyatt44

Happy News Years everyone!

Ran into an issue today while experimenting with Turbolinks and thought I would share for future searchers.

If using turbolinks and using links to prompt the user to download a file, make sure you disable turbolinks for that link. If your don't turbolinks will pre-fetch that "page" and try to read your file into the body tag.

<a href="url" class="block" data-turbolinks="false">Download</a>

Reference: https://github.com/turbolinks/turbolinks#disabling-turbolinks-on-specific-links

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