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

Tab Atkins Jr. jackalmage at gmail.com
Mon Aug 2 09:49:09 PDT 2010

On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 9:21 AM, Michael Kozakewich
<mkozakewich at icosidodecahedron.com> wrote:
>>> Dennis wrote:
>> Yes, but that wouldn't help since I want to force downloads regardless
>> of the browser settings. Maybe it would do if the type was set to
>> application/octet-stream, since those, by default, always get downloaded.
> People don't often like it when they're forced to do something. If they want
> to download it, they can select "Save Link As..." from their browser. If
> they actually want to view it full-screen, they don't want to be forced to
> download it.
> I see where you're coming from, but we try not to force users to do things.
> For the same reason, @target was removed from links.

@target was not removed from links.  HTML4 Strict removed it, but
HTML5 rightly added it back because it has useful functionality.


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