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HTML <a> download Attribute

❮ HTML <a> tag


Download file when clicking on the link (instead of navigating to the file):

<a href="/images/myw3schoolsimage.jpg" download>
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Definition and Usage

The download attribute specifies that the target (the file specified in the href attribute) will be downloaded when a user clicks on the hyperlink.

The optional value of the download attribute will be the new name of the file after it is downloaded. There are no restrictions on allowed values, and the browser will automatically detect the correct file extension and add it to the file (.img, .pdf, .txt, .html, etc.).

If the value is omitted, the original filename is used.

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the attribute.

download 14.0* 18.0 20.0* 10.1 15.0

* Chrome 65+ and Firefox only support same-origin download links.


<a download="filename">

Attribute Values

Value Description
filename Optional. Specifies the new filename for the downloaded file

More Examples


Specify a value for the download attribute, which will be the new filename of the downloaded file ("w3logo.jpg" instead of "myw3schoolsimage.jpg"):

<a href="/images/myw3schoolsimage.jpg" download="w3logo">
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❮ HTML <a> tag