Force a file to download instead of open in browser
February 24, 2020
If you add the download attribute to an a link, it will tell the browser to download the file instead of opening it in the browser.
<a href="/path/file" download>Download file</a>
The download attribute works in all modern browsers, including MS Edge, but not Internet Explorer.
In the latest versions of Chrome, you cannot download cross-origin files (they have to be hosted on the same domain).