SilentDownload Page Now Online

Thursday January 14th, 1999

Doug Turner of Netscape has a note for us on new background transfer functionality being developed for Mozilla.

Doug writes, "SilentDownload is a background transfer method that allows files to be downloaded to the users machine without interfering with their network performance. SilentDownload does this by only downloading while the network library is not busy. In this way, users can 'silently download' large files over a period of time and be notified when the file transfer is complete."

Read more about SilentDownload at its page on

#10 Agreement with both sides

by Denubis Banere <>

Sunday January 17th, 1999 10:11 PM

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I think that the silent running feature is cool, but, users should be given an option (ala cookie support) which is a "shutup and do it" or a "ask me" or a "what are you, crazy?" feature.... also, why should companies have to do this? You should make a download option that does this, or better yet, a priority/speed limit thing ala getright. also, what happens if the connection is broken?