[whatwg] Multiple file download

Ashley Sheridan ash at ashleysheridan.co.uk
Tue Feb 23 15:03:22 PST 2010

On Wed, 2010-02-24 at 00:02 +0100, And Clover wrote:

> Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> > or fixing UAs to only prompt once, to inventing yet another package format here.
> I'd go further: why not just give UAs an option to decompress a ZIP 
> archive (or potentially other recognised archive format) to multiple 
> files (or a folder containing them)?
> This would require no standards work and would be of general utility for 
> all existing file downloads (I'd certainly be happy to shed a few clicks 
> from the ZIP download-open-extract-delete shuffle).

That's probably the smartest way to go about it. Won't break anything,
just enhances the user experience that you'd normally get.


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