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

#14 Clearing Up A Misunderstanding

by mozineAdmin

Monday January 18th, 1999 7:52 AM

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From the SilentDownload page:

"These SilentDownload APIs all go through a security verification in which the caller of the API has been digitally signed and has permission to do a SilentDownload."

So, no downloads will ever be started without the enduser's permission.