[whatwg] a rel=attachment

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Fri Jul 15 13:15:17 PDT 2011

On 2011-07-15 19:05, Ian Fette (イアンフェッティ) wrote:
> ..
>> It also doesn't naturally help understanding that it's just poor man's
>> Content-Disposition:attachment. From this point of view, I like Ian's
>> original proposal (rel=attachment) more.
> Yes and no - both are sort of a poor man's Content-Disposition :) The
> question is whether we need to handle filename, and the proposal of
> download=filename at least maps content-disposition fully and compactly.
> ...

Well, one difference is that C-D is under the control of the owner of 
the resource being linked to (ideally), while attributes set somewhere 
else might not.

So there is a security-related aspect to this.

Best regards, Julian

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