[whatwg] "Content-Disposition" property for <a> tags

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Fri Jul 30 19:17:44 PDT 2010

On 7/30/10 9:57 PM, Roger Hågensen wrote:
> <a href="stuff.zip" download>This defaults to application/octet-stream
> and clicking the link will behave as if the user selected Save As from
> UI context menu!</a>

I would object to implementing this.  I have no problem putting up a 
dialog asking the user whether to save or open in a helper app, but I 
see no reason why I should force saving on the user, as a browser 
developer.  If the user wants to open your zip in a zip reader, why 
shouldn't he?


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