[whatwg] Multiple file download

Jose Fandos iaminlondon at gmail.com
Tue Feb 23 13:27:51 PST 2010

On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 6:19 PM, Tim Hutt <tdhutt at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 23 February 2010 18:12, Jose Fandos <iaminlondon at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> 2)  A multipart response with the files as parts, each part having
> >>    "Content-Disposition: attachment".
> >
> > as far as I know, and I could be wrong, this would suffer from what I
> > described in a), i.e. there would be a dialog propping up to accept each
> > downloaded file.
> So wouldn't the solution simply be to modify this behaviour? I'm sure
> one could write a patch for at least Firefox and Chrome to detect this
> situation and ask for a destination for all files...

It definitely would cover our needs, as long as everyone was using one of
those browsers. Only benefit of it being part of the spec is that eventually
it might be supported by every UA out there.
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