HTMLAnchorElement.download

The HTMLAnchorElement.download property is a DOMString indicating that the linked resource is intended to be downloaded rather than displayed in the browser. The value, if any, specifies the default file name for use in labeling the resource in a local file system. If the name is not a valid file name in the underlying OS, the browser will adjust it.

Syntax

var dnload = anchorElt.download;
anchorElt.download = dnload;

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'download' in that specification.
Living Standard No change from Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 14Edge Full support 13Firefox Full support 20IE ? Opera Full support 15Safari ? WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support 18Edge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android ? Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android Full support Yes

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