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[whatwg] "Content-Disposition" property for <a> tags

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 23:13:05 -0400
Message-ID: <4C5394C1.4000803@mit.edu>
On 7/30/10 10:59 PM, Roger H?gensen wrote:
> On 2010-07-31 04:52, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
>>
>>> When I say the "Save As" UI I mean the one you get currently, which
>>> varies, some browsers only provide a Save As and Cancel, while others
>>> provide Save As with Open and Cancel.
>>
>> I can't name a single browser that provides an "Open" option if you
>> select "Save As" from the context menu. Can you?
>
> Not explicitly, but if you click the link for example

That's a totally different operation.

>> So you mean the browser should act as if
>> content-disposition:attachment were specified? Why not just say that?
>
> Um. Because this (the topic by the original poster) is about exactly
> that? *smiles*

Right.  I'm fine with the original proposal; just not with the 
modification you suggested to take away user choice about what to do 
with the data.

-Boris
Received on Friday, 30 July 2010 20:13:05 UTC

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