W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-talk@w3.org > November to December 1996

dowloading files

From: John Pataki - Design <john.pataki@sdrc.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 1996 10:07:43 -0500
Message-Id: <9611081007.ZM1791@sgics27>
To: www-talk@w3.org


I am creating a file archive for up/downloading files.

I have seen ( in my net surfing ) two ways that a tag has
prompted me to specify where to put the file.

1) there is the <a href=ftp:// .....

2) and the other was simply a <a href=http:// but when the
url was reached it prompted me as if it were a ftp protocol and
was ready to download this file.


The server I am running on currently isn't set up for anonymous ftp, so
this prohibits the ftp protocol from ever reaching the file.
This may change, however, I am curious to understand how the second way worked.
Is there a way to get this download feature in the browser to be activated from
a script when the script is called using regular http protocol?

John


-- 
________________________________ EOF ________________________________

John V. Pataki			 
Applications Engineer - Design Team	Fax:  (513)576-2010
Structural Dynamics Research Corp.	Email: john.pataki@sdrc.com
2000 Eastman Drive			http://www.sdrc.com/
Milford, Ohio 45150-2789		NASC Hotline (800)AHA-SDRC



  \ o /  _ o        __|    \ /     |__        o _  \ o /   o     
    |     /\   __\o   \o    |    o/    o/__   /\     |    /|\
   / \   | \  /)  |   ( \  /o\  / )    |  (\  / |   / \   / \ 
______________________________________________________________________
 	   __o                  __o               __o
	 _'\<  _              _'\<  _           _'\<  _
	(_)/ '(_)            (_)/ '(_)         (_)/ '(_)
______________________________________________________________________
                           
                           "gnu stick art"
Received on Friday, 8 November 1996 10:06:40 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Wednesday, 27 October 2010 18:14:20 GMT