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Which API do I use to get a link for embedding on a web page?

Which API do I use to get a link for embedding on a web page?

Seth L.
New member | Level 1

I'm using the API to make PDF files available on a web site. However, the get_temporary_link endpoint returns a Content-Disposition header creating an attachment, which <embed> tags don't like.

How do I get a direct URL to the PDF file--not as an attachment and not embedded in the Dropbox viewer?

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Greg-DB
Dropbox Staff

Hi Seth, unfortunately there isn't another way to get a different kind of link that would work for that, or a way to control the Content-Disposition on these links, so I'm afraid I don't have a good solution for you. I'll send this along as a feature request though.

Seth L.
New member | Level 1

Whoa, that's a huge showstopper. Can I create a "shared link" of some kind that will work?

Greg-DB
Dropbox Staff

Shared links (modified for direct access) also give the same Content-Disposition unfortunately.

Seth L.
New member | Level 1

Please do add as a feature request. Thank you.

Mark R.39
New member | Level 1

I also would like to embed the file request link.

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