Implementing file download links

It's amazing how many basic web developer techniques I still don't know.

I want to provide a file download link. But the URL is not a static path like

Instead it points to an ASP.NET or PHP page, e.g.

And it returns dynamically-generated, plain-text, comma-separated-value content.

How do I convince Safari to download the file, rather than simply loading it in the browser window? How do I convince Firefox that the downloaded content is really text/csv and not a file of type php or aspx?

The answer, courtesy of the online PHP manual: use a content-disposition header.

To find the details, go to the PHP manual page and search for "Content-Disposition".