[whatwg] Multiple file download

Ashley Sheridan 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>
>         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.

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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