Re: Auto-Download tags/function? (William M. Perry)
Date: Wed, 18 May 1994 21:16:21 +0200
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From: (William M. Perry)
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Subject: Re: Auto-Download tags/function? 
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>John Lewis writes:
>> 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.
>Then make it obvious in the browser.  For example, you could put a little
>disk icon beside each link (I wouldn't personally care for that but I'm
>just showing you some of the options).
>With recent versions of NCSA Mosaic for the X Window System users can
>specify they want certain types of data to be saved to a file and not
>viewed in their .mailcap files.  For example:
>    video/quicktime; mosiac-internal-dump %s

   Yes, but this is not what I would call a good way to use the viewer
field of the mailcap.  Anybody else out there think Mosaic (and all other
browsers) should use an X-xxxx field in the mailcap for this?  Something
like (needsx11 is in the latest mailcap RFC, of yesterday afternoon):

   video/quicktime; quicktimeview %s; needsx11;   \
                    x-mosaic-attrib=mosaic-internal-dump %s

-Bill P.