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

#13 Basically good

by Anonymous

Monday January 18th, 1999 7:32 AM

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This is basically a Very Good feature, provided it is implemented correctly. Although I really feel this ought to be put in the clients OS/network protocol drivers, those End Users will appreciate it. I propose that the Mozilla crew implements the rest of GetRight's functionality too. Again, it is Good for End Users.