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[mnaumann@eso.org: Re: [Q] Changing default name in a FORM]

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 1996 07:07:38 PST
To: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com, www-talk@w3.org
Message-Id: <96Nov8.080738pdt."130"@palimpsest.parc.xerox.com>
Sigh, this belongs in the FAQ. Maybe it belongs in the revision of the
HTTP/1.1 spec, too.

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Date: Tue, 8 Oct 1996 04:38:10 PDT
From: Michael Naumann - ESO Garching +49 89 32006 430 <mnaumann@eso.org>
Organization: European Southern Observatory, Garching
To: www-talk@w3.org
Subject: Re: [Q] Changing default name in a FORM
References: <199610080948.LAA26948@beatles.cselt.stet.it>
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Maurizio Codogno wrote:
> I have a script which selects a file and send it to the user. It
> is accessed via a form, with action POST.
> Unfortunately, the file is sent with the form's name as default name,
> and the user should rename it by hand.
> Does HTTP/1.0 have any header line which can be used to overcome it?

Try sending 

  Content-type:        application/octet-stream
  Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="fname.ext"

HTTP header fields in the response of your script. This
at least works with Netscape Navigator since version 2.0

Although not specified in the HTTP 1.0/1.1 drafts the
the definition of Content-Disposition: can be found in 


** Michael Naumann * ESO * mnaumann@eso.org 
** http://www.eso.org/~mnaumann/

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