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From Kevin Berggren <>
Subject Re: asynchronous downloads
Date Thu, 03 Oct 2002 14:10:27 GMT
I think many sites use the meta refresh html tag.  i.e.

<META HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" CONTENT="2;URL=file_i_want_to_download.gz">

Netscape has a complete reference on this at

You could probably also set a refresh header.

I hope this helps.


Andrew G. Hammond wrote:
> How do I send a file asynchronously?
> The classic example is download sites.  You click on the file you want and
> it generates a thankyou page for your browser and also sends the file.
> So what's the correct way to do this?

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