[whatwg] "Content-Disposition" property for <a> tags

Jeremy Keith jeremy at adactio.com
Mon Aug 2 03:31:31 PDT 2010

Dennis wrote:
> I have an idea which would be very cool for HTML5.
> Having a Content-Disposition property on <a> tags which does the same as
> the HTTP Header.
> For example changing the file name of the file to be downloaded or rather
> have a image
> file download rather than it being shown in the browser directly.

Hang on... isn't the mechanism for this already available via the "type" attribute?

For example:

<a href="/path/to/image.jpg" type="image/jpeg">Full size image</a>

A browser could offer a preference setting, for example:

"Always download the following types of files, rather than opening in the browser:

* images	[x]
* movies		[  ]

Jeremy Keith

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