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

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2010 09:49:09 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTikTX2Ki9YQ5f7gn7PEoEHP8X+vc1G8dQBJjtifp@mail.gmail.com>
On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 9:21 AM, Michael Kozakewich
<mkozakewich at icosidodecahedron.com> wrote:
>>> Dennis wrote:
>>
>> Yes, but that wouldn't help since I want to force downloads regardless
>> of the browser settings. Maybe it would do if the type was set to
>> application/octet-stream, since those, by default, always get downloaded.
>
> People don't often like it when they're forced to do something. If they want
> to download it, they can select "Save Link As..." from their browser. If
> they actually want to view it full-screen, they don't want to be forced to
> download it.
>
> I see where you're coming from, but we try not to force users to do things.
> For the same reason, @target was removed from links.

@target was not removed from links.  HTML4 Strict removed it, but
HTML5 rightly added it back because it has useful functionality.

~TJ
Received on Monday, 2 August 2010 09:49:09 UTC

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