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

#7 Yet another reason to disable Javascript

by Jim Kingdon

Sunday January 17th, 1999 3:49 PM

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Yeah, I agree with those who wouldn't want to just be surfing along and having a site starting up downloads like this. In some cases (intranets or whatever), that isn't really a big deal, so it isn't really worse than Javascript in general, though.