4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 10, 2006 10:01 PM by Newsgroup_User

    How do you get a zip file to download from a web page?

    Level 7
      Boy - I thought this was as simple as creating an <a> tag link to the
      file like you do with Word docs and Excel xls files. So I wrote my link
      as follows:

      <li><a href="OMGMASalSvy/Survey.zip">2006 Adminsistrators
      Survey.zip</a></li>

      But when I click on it I get a big nothing!

      I put the files out there on the host and the Word/Excel links all work
      great.

      Is there some secret magic to this one?

      My page links are at: http://www.omgma.com/surveyforms.htm#Documents

      Thanks for any help.
        • 1. Re: How do you get a zip file to download from a web page?
          Level 7
          Conjurer wrote:
          > Boy - I thought this was as simple as creating an <a> tag link to the
          > file like you do with Word docs and Excel xls files. So I wrote my link
          > as follows:
          >
          > <li><a href="OMGMASalSvy/Survey.zip">2006 Adminsistrators
          > Survey.zip</a></li>
          >
          > But when I click on it I get a big nothing!
          >
          > I put the files out there on the host and the Word/Excel links all work
          > great.
          >
          > Is there some secret magic to this one?
          >
          > My page links are at: http://www.omgma.com/surveyforms.htm#Documents
          >
          > Thanks for any help.


          I guess it is working in IE but not in Firefox.... hmmm
          • 2. Re: How do you get a zip file to download from a web page?
            Level 7
            In Firefox, I'm seeing a bad icon for your zip files. I can download it,
            but it looks like something might be amiss with your zip files
            themselves.

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            "Conjurer" <magic@SPAMLESSmind.net> wrote in message
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            > Conjurer wrote:
            >> Boy - I thought this was as simple as creating an <a> tag link to the
            >> file like you do with Word docs and Excel xls files. So I wrote my
            >> link as follows:
            >>
            >> <li><a href="OMGMASalSvy/Survey.zip">2006 Adminsistrators
            >> Survey.zip</a></li>
            >>
            >> But when I click on it I get a big nothing!
            >>
            >> I put the files out there on the host and the Word/Excel links all
            >> work great.
            >>
            >> Is there some secret magic to this one?
            >>
            >> My page links are at: http://www.omgma.com/surveyforms.htm#Documents
            >>
            >> Thanks for any help.
            >
            >
            > I guess it is working in IE but not in Firefox.... hmmm

            • 3. Re: How do you get a zip file to download from a web page?
              Level 7
              I will check them out, thanks Al.

              Turns out I am chasing my tail again. I was downloading in firefox but
              wasn't seeing the normal download box and it was happening so fast it
              didn't appear to be happening at all. They were going to my desktop and
              I ended up with about 36 copies to delete! :-)

              Al Sparber- PVII wrote:
              > In Firefox, I'm seeing a bad icon for your zip files. I can download it,
              > but it looks like something might be amiss with your zip files
              themselves.
              >
              • 4. Re: How do you get a zip file to download from a web page?
                Level 7
                On Mon, 10 Jul 2006 17:11:26 -0700, Conjurer <magic@SPAMLESSmind.net>
                wrote:

                >Turns out I am chasing my tail again. I was downloading in firefox but
                >wasn't seeing the normal download box and it was happening so fast it
                >didn't appear to be happening at all. They were going to my desktop and
                >I ended up with about 36 copies to delete! :-)

                In Firefox, click Tools->Options, then click the Download icon in the
                dialog. Make sure you have the Ask me where to save radio button
                selected.

                Gary