Making a file available for downloading
Posted on 1997-04-22
I'm creating some forms (expense report, entertainment
approval, etc.) for the guys here at work. I want to
be able to put the names of the forms in our website
and have the guys just click on the name and the file
automatically downloads. I am using Netscape Gold 3.01.
We don't have an "FTP" site that can be accessed using
this method. I used the "a href" HTTP code and then I
went to Options-General-Helpers and added the suffix
"zip" and told it to "save to disk" whenever a file
ending in "zip" was clicked on. When I did that and I
clicked on the "zip" file, it took me to another web
page with a bunch of weird characters in it. I changed
the suffix to "xls" (it's an Excel file) and it did the
same thing with the same result.
What can I do to make this file downloadable so when the
person clicks on the file name, it will come back with
a "Save As" dialog box and prompt the user to save the
file to his disk.