[tahoe-dev] [tahoe-lafs] #827: Put file download links ('?save=true') in WUI directory listings (was: Support forcing download using "Content-Disposition: attachment" in WUI)

tahoe-lafs trac at allmydata.org
Fri Jan 22 21:08:50 UTC 2010

#827: Put file download links ('?save=true') in WUI directory listings
 Reporter:  davidsarah          |           Owner:  nobody   
     Type:  defect              |          Status:  new      
 Priority:  major               |       Milestone:  undecided
Component:  code-frontend-web   |         Version:  1.5.0    
 Keywords:  security usability  |   Launchpad_bug:           

Comment(by davidsarah):

 The facility to download using {{{Content-Disposition: attachment}}}
 already exists, using the {{{save=true}}} parameter. It is even documented
 in source:docs/frontends/webapi.txt . I was confused partly by seeing the
 undocumented {{{@@named}}} feature used by the file info page, which
 downloads the file as {{{text/plain}}} (treated by browsers as "guess the

 However, there isn't any way to access the file download URI from the WUI
 other than by manually adding the {{{save=true}}} parameter, which makes
 this feature undiscoverable except by reading technical docs.

Ticket URL: <http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe/ticket/827#comment:3>
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