[Catalyst] Re: "Save as..."

Kieren Diment diment at gmail.com
Sun Nov 11 09:58:52 GMT 2007

Of course you can always do something that gets the filename from the
GET or POST request:  i.e.


or POST equivalent.

I'd post some code illustrating this, but it should be obvious.
Besides,  I left the power supply for my dev  laptop at work over the
weekend ;)

On Nov 11, 2007 6:18 PM, A. Pagaltzis <pagaltzis at gmx.de> wrote:
> * Octavian Rasnita <orasnita at gmail.com> [2007-11-09 15:47]:
> > If I try to save the file pressing enter on the link to
> > download the file, the window that asks me if I want to save it
> > appears, but after I press the "Save" button, nothing happends,
> > and it doesn't ask me for the name of the file.
> That's not something you can affect from HTTP. It's the way your
> browser implements that aspect of HTTP. Apparently if you don't
> explicitly tell it that you want to save something under a
> different name from the one in the URI (or the header, in this
> case), it won't ask you for a name.
> I admit, I personally like that. I remember the days when the
> "Save As" dialog was routinely popped up, and how that made it
> much more of a hassle to download things.
> I think most browsers can be configured to ask if you really want
> them to. I never bothered to look for such a setting though.
> > Can you tell me what other headers do I need to print,
> There is no way to do that with HTTP headers. Even the
> Content-Disposition thing is really just a MIME thing that HTTP
> inherited from internet mail. In mail, it doesn't make sense to
> have an part of the mail that prompts you for printing instead
> of being displayed as an attachment.
> On HTML pages, you can use Javascript to invoke the browser's
> print dialog. Many "printable version" templates on sites on the
> internet have that. For other media types, you're out of luck.
> > or what else should I need to do in order to be able to save
> > the file by just clicking the link (pressing enter on it)?
> Well, you already can. It's just the browser vendor decided not
> to offer UI to change the filename in such a case…
> Regards,
> --
> Aristotle Pagaltzis // <http://plasmasturm.org/>
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