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how 2 provoke download maneger?

Posted on 2000-02-18
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hi ,
i'm new to jscript & html...
i have a page and i want to make it a download page...
now i have a link ('a href') that points to a .exe file and another point's to a .zip file.

ok the question is:
1. how the download maneger is provoke?
2. how do i put MY defult file name in the download maneger 'name' line??
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Question by:moonunit
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by:Michel Plungjan
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If the browser does not want to display your file, it will open the save dialog (which is what I guess you mean by download manager)

A zip file normally does just that, and exe too.

so just by haivn a link to the exe and the zip is enough and the save dialog pops up automatically.

The name will be the name of your file

<A HREF="myFile.zip" >Download myFile.zip</A>

Michel
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by:moonunit
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hi michel,

thank u for taking you're time commenting...

that i know already BUT...
how do i make the 'save dialog' put my option as the name of the file
eg:
the file name is myFile.zip

when the 'save dialog' pops-up I want it to say:
myFile.exe

or :
zzFile.zip

thank's again!!
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Michel Plungjan earned 100 total points
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Not possible, sorry.
You would need a server process and my guess is that you do not want that.

Why change the extenstion, by the way?

Michel
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by:moonunit
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as the natives in the caribians say:
"sagood quastion...man"
thanks anyway...
stay in touch


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