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[Bug 5773] Authors need more control over handling of linked resources

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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=5773


Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|REOPENED                    |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |NEEDSINFO




--- Comment #22 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2008-06-20 21:54:23 ---
If the request here is indeed something that would be simply addressed by a
target="_download" attribute value and a filename="" attribute, then the next
steps are to do some research to determine if this is something that authors
really want, finding out and documenting why what they have now doesn't work,
how they are working around those problems, and getting implementations to
commit to implement the feature or getting experimental implementations.

Personally I hate it when pages try to control where a link is going to open,
and I think Content-Disposition handles the filename problem fine (though the
relevant spec should probably be updated to be clearer about how to handle the
aforementioned issues, and the relevant working group should write test cases
and generally do a better job of supporting their spec). But if there is
sufficient evidence that this is really needed, and if UAs want to implement
it, then we should indeed add it.


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