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

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Fri Jul 30 19:52:06 PDT 2010

On 7/30/10 10:27 PM, Roger Hågensen wrote:
>> 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>

> When I say the "Save As" UI I mean the one you get currently, which
> varies, some browsers only provide a Save As and Cancel, while others
> provide Save As with Open and Cancel.

I can't name a single browser that provides an "Open" option if you 
select "Save As" from the context menu.  Can you?

> So based on your remarks, maybe the spec could state that if a browser
> believe it can handle the file type then it should present a Open + Save
> As UI,
> but if it can not handle the filetype (aka handling un-configured or the
> user set the browser's settings this way) then it should just present
> Save As without Open.

So you mean the browser should act as if content-disposition:attachment 
were specified?  Why not just say that?


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