a[download] attribute

When used on an <a>, this attribute signifies that the resource it points to should be downloaded by the browser rather than navigating to it.



Established standard

Status in Chromium


Enabled by default in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 14
  • Opera release 15
  • Opera for Android release 15

Consensus & Standardization

  • Shipped
  • No public signals
  • Public skepticism
  • No signals

Last updated on 2017-06-14