(Problem) Download only link to images

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Offline gerrit

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« on: February 22, 2018, 06:25:20 PM »
I want to post a link to a large image like http://bar.com/foo.png "dowload only". How can I make sure if you click on the link user gets download prompt and not try to display in the browser?
I read about download attribute but it seems not supported by all browsers, so I ask here rather than crash peoples browsers.

Linkback: https://fractalforums.org/forum-help-and-support/31/download-only-link-to-images/909/

Offline Sockratease

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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2018, 07:59:42 PM »
I don't think BB Code allows a download only link.

The best work around I know  (and it will work on all browsers and all platforms)  is to simply put the large file in a zip (or rar) folder and link to that.

There is no way for a browser to open those and it always opens the download dialogue.  Many browsers even display the file size  (which gets compressed when zipped or rar'ed) so they can decide for themselves before the download starts if they want to go through with it.

I hope that helps  O0
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