Blues Tester Blues Tester - 3 months ago 15
HTML Question

Force file download once a site is visited

I have a simple site example.com and an external file link. I want this scenario to be implemented:
Once a user visits example.com, a file from an external link is automatically downloaded.
Mind that I don't want a user to click some link, but just an immediate file download once the site is visited. Thus

<a href="link/to/file" download>Download</a>
is not what I need.
Thanks in advance.

Answer

Simply create a link and click on it via js:

<script>
window.onload=function(){
a=document.createElement("a");
a.href="link/to/file";
a.download=true;
a.click();
}
</script>
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