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Re: viewable vs downloadble attachment links

From: Inanis Brooke <alatus@earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 1999 13:21:04 -0800
Message-ID: <000b01be3da8$4cfb72e0$fa2fb3d1@alatus>
To: "w3c html" <www-html@w3.org>
To my knowledge, the one way is to place instructions on the page to have
the user right-click the link, and select save target as (or something
similar) from the menu that pops up.

Now that I think about it, though, the best way would be to put those large
Word documents into Zip files. It compresses them (I don't know how well it
does on Word files,) and when a zip file is clicked on normally, the user is
prompted to download the file, saving to their hard disk, (which is what it
sounds like you want it to do.) That's probably the best way to do it,
unless the Word document changes frequently, in which case it may become
more of a hassle than a convenience, depending on how you see it.
Daniel [Inanis]

----- Original Message -----
From: Ravindra Sharma <rsharma@marketfirst.com>
To: <www-html@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, January 11, 1999 1:14 PM
Subject: viewable vs downloadble attachment links

|Hi folks,
|It I include an attachment link
|Browsers launches the Word application and shows the document. So
|I call it a viewable attachment link.
|BUT if file size is too big, I want browser should not launch application,
|rather it should allow to download this file. I know, one would say put it
|on FTP.
|BUT, Is there any way I can allow user to download without putting on
|FTP. I mean using the href=http://... link.
|> -----Original Message-----
|> From: www-html-request@w3.org [mailto:www-html-request@w3.org]On Behalf
|> Of Håkon Wium Lie
|> Sent: Monday, January 11, 1999 12:49 PM
|> To: Wuming Zhang
|> Cc: www-html@w3.org; www-style@w3.org
|> Subject: downloadble font question
|> Wuming Zhang wrote
|>  > I found this thing in CSS2 Specification.  For example, here
|> the font 'Robson
|>  > Celtic' is defined and referenced in a style sheet contained in an
|>  > document.
|>  >
|>  >  This heading is displayed using Robson Celtic
|>  >
|>  >    The style sheet (in the STYLE element) contains a CSS rule
|> that sets all H1
|>  > elements to use the 'Robson Celtic' font family.  I wonder What is
|>  > http://site/fonts/rob-celt for format of the file? can that
|> file be a ttf or a
|>  > fon? Anyone know this thing?
|> The CSS2 doecification doesn't answer this question, just like the
|> HTML specification doesn't specify a list of image formats. (Unlike
|> the IMG element in HTML, however, some thinking and review went into
|> the specification of @font-face and friends :-) We actively encourage
|> vendors to implement downloadable fonts and expect conventions to be
|> established.
|> -h&kon
|> H   å   k   o   n      W   i   u   m       L   i   e
|> howcome@w3.org      http://www.w3.org/people/howcome
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