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Re: File Save As

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2013 19:33:39 -0500
Message-ID: <50E8C663.8050500@mit.edu>
To: public-webapps@w3.org
On 1/5/13 8:35 AM, Florian Bösch wrote:

 > Left clicking the link auto-saves to the downloads folder with the
 > selected file name (no way to choose a location)

That depends on that browser and user settings, fwiw.

> Right click Save As is
> even a bit more counter intuitive and the filename for the blob url
> content is not derived from the a@download attribute.

If that's happening that's a browser bug.  I assume you've filed that?

> - There is no way to trigger a native "Save As" dialog

There are platforms which don't even have such a thing, again fwiw.

> - There is no way to reproduce the classical "Save" functionality
> where the first save will let you choose a location but subsequent
> saves overwrite that file.

This, I agree is a problem.

-Boris
Received on Sunday, 6 January 2013 00:34:12 GMT

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