The 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.

Note: This value might not be used for download. This value cannot be used to determine whether the download will occur.


var dnload =; = dnload;


Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'download' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
downloadChrome Full support 14Edge Full support 13Firefox Full support 20IE No support NoOpera Full support 15Safari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support 18Firefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android Full support 1.0


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