I've had a bunch of cases where PDF files were generated for me in response to a POST request, including a token valid for exactly one request.

I can read these PDFs fine in the browser, but if I hit refresh I get served a page telling me that my token expired, as expected.

If I hit the download button or Ctrl+S in the chrome PDF viewer, it fails like this:

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Clearly, it's sending a second request for the document, even though it already has it.

How can I actually save this PDF to my computer?

  • What happens if you press control-S? That seems to save pages in Chromium. – DDay Oct 16 '17 at 2:19
  • Same problem - it triggers a page refresh before saving – Eric Oct 16 '17 at 2:19
  • Can you find it in your temporary files? It has to be downloaded somewhere in order to display it to you. – DDay Oct 16 '17 at 2:26
  • @DDay: Indeed, but it might never make it to disk. I'll have a look. – Eric Oct 16 '17 at 2:30
  • I would clear my cache first for ease of checking. – DDay Oct 16 '17 at 2:39

You should be able to go to print window by pressing Ctrl+p and then in destination(in left pane) click change and select save as PDF

NOTE: Steps as per google chrome browser

  • That does the trick, but removes the navigation outline from the PDF – Eric Oct 16 '17 at 5:59
  • I am afraid but the only choice left is simple screenshot or full page screenshot but I Hope i am wrong – Harsh Gundecha Oct 16 '17 at 7:14

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