[nycbug-talk] html error
ike at lesmuug.org
Thu Nov 4 14:11:41 EST 2004
On Nov 4, 2004, at 1:52 PM, Dru wrote:
> You can also download and distribute the advertising flier from
> <a href="http://linux.oreilly.com/news/bsd_ss_flier.pdf"> </a>.
> When I go to view the blog, the URL is missing.
Well, it seems that the downloads make the url dissappear in the
download window, though the file downloads fine here-
I'd suggest adding the following to your <a> tag:
This will make the download pop-up a blank browser window, so at least
someone doesn't loose the page they were just reading... even though
if you do, darned if you don't...
It'd be much cooler of the ORilley folks would force http headers for
the relevant download for pdf and other file downloads, so that it
doesn't go to a browser window at all- in the webserver, Apache or
ohterwise, they could set the following:
- and to get fancy, and provide nice download size/time/features etc...,
'Content-Disposition', 'inline; filename=filename.ext'
This would make a browser simply hand the download off to the
appropriate mechanism, instead of opening it in the browser window. A
caveat here with PDF's, is that some windowze' users especially, expect
PDF files to just open in their browser window like html. Dumb
convention in most contexts, IMHO.
This is documented for Apache 1.3 here (what I'd assume ORilley is
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