[whatwg] Multiple file download

Jose Fandos iaminlondon at gmail.com
Tue Feb 23 15:49:09 PST 2010

On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 9:51 PM, Jonas Sicking <jonas at sicking.cc> wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 1:27 PM, Jose Fandos <iaminlondon at gmail.com>
> 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.
> As a browser developer, I can tell you that I'm not more likely to
> implement a certain UI just because it's spelled out in a spec.
> Browsers implement things that are useful for its users, not because a
> spec asks nicely.

I meant the implementation/re-use of a package format being part of the
standard more than the UI. Though I'm happy to follow-up on the UI

I had filed a bug for mozilla (bug
537669<https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=537669>) on
this at the beginning of the year. It stands unconfirmed. If anyone can
confirm the bug, that would be swell.

I'll attach a test case to the bugs to show the multiple dialogs currently

I'm submitting the bug at bugs.webkit.org as soon as I get the account

Already submitted bug report to Opera.


> File bugs on browsers. Talk to websites to start using this. If you
> build it, they will come.
> / Jonas
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