Tip: Customize the names of downloadable files
Webdev, HTML, Browser · Jun 12, 2021
HTML5 introduced a variety of convenient features that many of us use every day. As downloadable links aren't something I work with very often, I recently found out that you can use the
download attribute on an
<a> element for much more than just making it trigger a download. In fact, you can pass it a string value that will act as the name of the downloadable file, effectively allowing you to customize its name:
<!-- The downloaded file will be named 'June-2020.csv' --> <a href="/data/2020/06/report.csv" download="June-2020.csv">June 2020</a>
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