[whatwg] Multiple file download
ash at ashleysheridan.co.uk
Tue Feb 23 14:15:24 PST 2010
On Tue, 2010-02-23 at 21:27 +0000, Jose Fandos wrote:
> 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>
> >> 2) A multipart response with the files as parts, each part
> >> "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.
I still don't think it's part of any html spec, but the http protocol.
Just because a web browser will typically be the UA dealing with it does
not necessarily mean it's something that should be dealt with in an html
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