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 mozilla.org.
I love it, actually. The only problem is that now I'll browse even more while downloading, making downloads longer and l o n g e r.