How to make a download fail in 9 easy steps
There are numerous ways to offer PDF reports as a download to your visitors. Here is a real world example that goes beyond your typical download link, because that would be too simple.
Show a download link.
Show a registration link and make them click.
Make visitors full out a registration form with plenty of required fields.
Show a email verification page.
Send a verification email.
Show a verification confirmation page and make them click.
Show a download link and make them click.
Require a browser plugin to download, but provide an alternative download link and make them click.
Configure your web server to make the download fail.