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[whatwg] Multiple file download

From: Ashley Sheridan <ash@ashleysheridan.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 22:15:24 +0000
Message-ID: <1266963324.2326.63.camel@localhost>
On Tue, 2010-02-23 at 21:27 +0000, Jose Fandos wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 6:19 PM, Tim Hutt <tdhutt at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>         On 23 February 2010 18:12, Jose Fandos <iaminlondon at gmail.com>
>         wrote:
>         >> 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.
>         
>         
>         
>         So wouldn't the solution simply be to modify this behaviour?
>         I'm sure
>         one could write a patch for at least Firefox and Chrome to
>         detect this
>         situation and ask for a destination for all files...
> 
> 
> It definitely would cover our needs, as long as everyone was using one
> of those browsers. Only benefit of it being part of the spec is that
> eventually it might be supported by every UA out there.
> 


I still don't think it's part of any html spec, but the http protocol.
Just because a web browser will typically be the UA dealing with it does
not necessarily mean it's something that should be dealt with in an html
spec.

Thanks,
Ash
http://www.ashleysheridan.co.uk


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