NavigateEvent.downloadRequest

Experimental: This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The downloadRequest read-only property of the NavigateEvent interface returns the filename of the file requested for download, in the case of a download navigation (e.g. an <a> or <area> element with a download attribute), or null otherwise.

Value

A string containing the filename of the file requested for download, or null.

Examples

navigation.addEventListener("navigate", (event) => {
  // Some navigations, e.g. cross-origin navigations, we
  // cannot intercept. Let the browser handle those normally.
  if (!event.canIntercept) {
    return;
  }

  // Don't intercept fragment navigations or downloads.
  if (event.hashChange || event.downloadRequest !== null) {
    return;
  }

  event.intercept({
    handler() {
      if (event.formData) {
        processFormDataAndUpdateUI(event.formData, event.signal);
      } else {
        doSinglePageAppNav(event.destination, event.signal);
      }
    }
  });
});

Specifications

Specification
Navigation API
# dom-navigateevent-downloadrequest

Browser compatibility

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See also