Re: Auto-Download tags/function?

William M. Perry (
Wed, 18 May 94 14:05 EDT

>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.