Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Chrome only supports one concurrent download per URL

Well this took me several hours to figure out: chrome will only let you have one download in progress from the same URL at the same time.  The second attempt will just hang until the first one is done.

I tried changing the Content-Disposition filename= value at the server side (so that each download gets a different filename), but that doesn't help.  But if I ask for http://localhost/foo and http://localhost/bar, it works.  (I can also get two downloads at the same time if I do one of them in an incognito window).

Firefox doesn't seem to have this limitation.

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