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From Geert Josten <>
Subject Re: Save pipeline results on client
Date Sun, 20 Feb 2005 16:22:42 GMT
Hi Nick,

I think your approach is the best bet. Isn't there a way to trigger the Save dialog from JavaScript,

the way some sites are able to trigger the printing dialog?


> Hi everybody,
> Thank you for reading this post. I need some help with storing pipeline 
> results on the client side. The ultimate goal is to have somewhere a 
> button, which, when clicked, will provide a "Save as" dialog box, so 
> that the user will be able to save the produced XML to his or her file 
> system.
> When I was trying to implement that, I could not come up with anything 
> better, than having a JavaScript enabled button, that will open a new 
> browser window. Window's location will point to a pipeline which ends 
> with an XML serializer with some non-default mime type (or I guess, I 
> can make a reader for this purpose). As the result, the browser will not 
> try to render the content, but rather offer a dialog box that prompts 
> user to either select a suitable application to work with the file with 
> or to save it to disk.
> Are there any more elegant solutions? Thank you very much for your time.
> Sincerely,
> Nick Goupinets.
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