[whatwg] Priority between <a download> and content-disposition
jonas at sicking.cc
Mon Mar 18 01:05:17 PDT 2013
On Mar 17, 2013 4:46 AM, "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke at gmx.de> wrote:
> On 2013-03-17 02:49, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>> It's currently unclear what to do if a page contains markup like <a
>> href="page.txt" download="A.txt"> if the resource at audio.wav
>> responds with either
>> 1) Content-Disposition: inline
>> 2) Content-Disposition: inline; filename="B.txt"
>> 3) Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="B.txt"
>> People generally seem to have a harder time with getting header data
>> right, than getting markup right, and so I think that in all cases we
>> should display the "save as" dialog (or display equivalent download
>> UI) and suggest the filename "A.txt".
> I agree that people have problems getting headers right, but in all the
cases above, it seems they have set the header on purpose, no?
Over in  we immediately ran into people wanting to override an
explicitly set header.
So no, I don't think that is accurate.
I think it is just as common to want to control a situation from markup
when you are dealing with a server that is sending a header, as when
dealing with a server that is not sending a header. At least if you account
for the number of servers setting headers.
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