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  1. #1
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    link to download file

    i want my hyperlinks to show the run/save dialog for a zip file.

    i read somewhere on the internet that you can use the "False MIME" trick but it requires server side scripting, which i haven't got.

    anyone know a way of doing this in javascript?

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    It would more than likely be the "Open" "Save" or "Cancel" dialogue box and not the "Run" "Save" ... options.

    in your HTML tag for the file, put target="_self" in the hyperlink.
    STOP using $ prefix on JavaScript variable names...
    Please remember to wrap any code you have in forum tags:-

    [CODE]...[/CODE] [HTML]...[/HTML] [PHP]...[/PHP]

    If you can't think outside the box, you will be trapped forever with no escape...

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    i tried it with an .exe file. without target="_self" in the hyperlink.
    it automatically shows the "Open" "Save" or "Cancel" dialog box
    (probably for .zip too)
    would using target="_self" in the hyperlink download any file?
    (i.e. .bmp, .pdf etc.)

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    try it, then you'll see.
    STOP using $ prefix on JavaScript variable names...
    Please remember to wrap any code you have in forum tags:-

    [CODE]...[/CODE] [HTML]...[/HTML] [PHP]...[/PHP]

    If you can't think outside the box, you will be trapped forever with no escape...

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    ok thanks

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