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Re: viewable vs downloadble attachment links

From: David Meadows <david@heroes.force9.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 1999 21:42:36 -0000
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Ravindra Sharma <rsharma@marketfirst.com> writes:
>BUT, Is there any way I can allow user to download without putting on
>FTP. I mean using the href=http://... link.

If the user right-clicks the lint, they have an option to "Save Target".
this will download the file instead of loading it into Word. The behaviour
is automatic (at least in Internet Explorer, which I assume you the user has
if viewing Word documents).

Of course, the user has to be aware that this is possible. You might put
instructions on the page to this effect.

David Meadows [ Technical Writer | Information Developer ]
DNRC Minister for Littorasy * david@heroes.force9.co.uk
"He who does not imagine in stronger and better lineaments, and in
 stronger and better light than his perishing mortal eye can see
 does not imagine at all."     -- William Blake
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