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

From: Bjartur Thorlacius <svartman95@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2011 21:58:02 +0000
Message-ID: <BANLkTim0O65Gh_E5BH9-=THVNkcFNd=i4A@mail.gmail.com>
On 6/3/11, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky at mit.edu> wrote:
> On 6/3/11 11:46 AM, Bjartur Thorlacius wrote:
>>> Note that some browsers will do weird parsing of the query params to
>>> attempt to extract a "useful filename".  That seems strictly worse than
>>> just using Content-Disposition.
>>>
>> That's slightly better than just using the last non-empty path
>> component, though.
>
> It's not, because they're not consistent about it...
>
Why need they be? This isn't Bittorrent. Use the last non-empty path
component for a short name prone to accidental clashes, or the title
for a verbose, unportable and descriptive name. It's purely a hint for
user convenience (so they don't have to invent their own names or
retype the title). What a file is named on a client's machine is
purely the client's matter.
Received on Friday, 3 June 2011 14:58:02 UTC

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