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

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Fri Jul 30 20:13:05 PDT 2010

On 7/30/10 10:59 PM, Roger Hågensen wrote:
> On 2010-07-31 04:52, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
>>> 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?
> Not explicitly, but if you click the link for example

That's a totally different operation.

>> So you mean the browser should act as if
>> content-disposition:attachment were specified? Why not just say that?
> Um. Because this (the topic by the original poster) is about exactly
> that? *smiles*

Right.  I'm fine with the original proposal; just not with the 
modification you suggested to take away user choice about what to do 
with the data.


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