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

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by Vedas <>

Monday January 18th, 1999 1:08 AM

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I would just like to see maybe a file download speed "drag bar" as seen on ICQ. I have no idea if this is controled on a client to server basis though, can it be done with normal protocals?