Auto-Download tags/function? (John Lewis)
Date: Wed, 18 May 1994 19:41:49 +0200
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Subject: Auto-Download tags/function?
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Not sure whether this has been discussed before, but...

I'm interested in some sort of tag or code which alerts the browser that a
particular file is for downloading to the local machine only, such as .zip
or .hqx files, so when the link is clicked, it automatically activates the
"load to disk" or similar function and prompts for destination on the local

Is this a feature which exists? If not, is it a reasonable concept?

I'm aware that if configured correctly, some browsers can do the above when
a certain type of document is called, but this is a manual switch not all
users will be aware of.

The idea would be to simplify the browser interface options for users,
limiting certain documents to downloading only.

Has this been discussed?  Is it a reasonable option?

John N. Lewis
Quantum Research Corporation
phone (301) 657-3070
FAX   (301) 657-3862