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[whatwg] Multiple file download

From: Diogo Resende <dresende@thinkdigital.pt>
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 19:31:14 +0000
Message-ID: <1266953474.5520.4.camel@nasgul.local>
What about 10K files to download? I don't like this idea. One could
create a multiple file download page that could flood the client host. I
would like to see the list of files I'm going to download before
choosing save destination.
For multiple download, I would prefer a drag&drop usability (just like
for uploading).

-- 
Diogo Resende <dresende at thinkdigital.pt>
ThinkDigital

On Tue, 2010-02-23 at 18:12 +0000, Jose Fandos wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 5:07 PM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky at mit.edu>
> wrote:
>         On 2/23/10 5:10 AM, Jose Fandos wrote:
>                 What doesn't seem to be there, unless a java applet is
>                 used (haven't
>                 come across one using flash) is the multiple file
>                 download. Even Google
>                 Docs uses a zip file to download multiple files.
>         
>         
>         What do you mean in terms of "multiple file download"?
> 
> 
> Download 10 files as 10 separate files, without having to
> 
> 
> a) Okay the saving of each file to your drive independently
> b) Downloading them as a zip file that then needs to be uncompressed
> by the end user
> 
> 
> Imagine a list of files showing on a website (like google docs, or
> like you would have in a default ftp listing in firefox). Scripting
> would allow a selection of a number of these files and a download
> button would open a dialog on the UA to select the folder where the
> files will be copied to.
> 
> 
>         You can do this right now in two ways:
>         
>         1)  An archive file (your zip example) with the files in it.
> 
> 
> This is b) which we have, agreed, but not what I meant by allowing
> multiple file download. It's allowing the download of just one file,
> the zip file.
>  
>         2)  A multipart response with the files as parts, each part
>         having
>            "Content-Disposition: attachment".
> 
> 
> as far as I know, and I could be wrong, this would suffer from what I
> described in a), i.e. there would be a dialog propping up to accept
> each downloaded file.
>  
>         You can gzip this multipart response to get the compression
>         behavior you want.
> 
> 
> I was suggesting the resource packages as a way to make use of
> compression/decompression.
> 
> 
> /J
> 
> 
>  
>         
>         -Boris
>         
> 
> 
> 
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