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HTML | DOM Anchor download Property
  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 24 Oct, 2019

The DOM Anchor download Property in HTML DOM is used to set or return the value of the download attribute of a link. The download attribute is used to specify the target link will download when user click.

Syntax:

  • It returns the download property.
    anchorObject.download
  • It is used to set the download property.
    anchorObject.download = filename

Property Values:

  • filename: It specifies the name of the file which has to be downloaded.

Return Value: It returns a string value which represents the name of the downloaded file.

Example-1: This Example returns the download Property.






<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
        HTML DOM Anchor download Property
    </title>
</head>
  
<body>
    <center>
        <h1>GeeksForGeeks</h1>
  
        <h2>
          DOM Anchor download Property
      </h2>
  
        <a href=
           id="GFG"
           rel="nofollow" 
           hreflang="en-us"
           target="_self" 
           download="GFG_Logo">
            
            <img src=
                 width="300" 
                 height="250">
        </a>
  
        <BR>
        <button onclick="myGeeks()">
          Submit
      </button>
  
        <p id="sudo" 
           style="color:green;
                  font-size:25px;">
      </p>
  
        <script>
            function myGeeks() {
                var x = 
                    document.getElementById(
                      "GFG").download;
                
                document.getElementById(
                  "sudo").innerHTML = x;
            }
        </script> "
    </center>
</body>
  
</html>

Output:

Before Clicking On Button :

After Clicking On Button :

Example-2 : This Example sets the Download Property.




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
        HTML DOM Anchor download Property
    </title>
</head>
  
<body>
    <center>
        <h1>GeeksForGeeks</h1>
  
        <h2>
          DOM Anchor download Property
      </h2>
  
        <a href=
           id="GFG"
           rel="nofollow"
           hreflang="en-us" 
           target="_self" 
           download="GFG_Logo">
            
            <img src=
                 width="300" 
                 height="250">
        </a>
  
        <BR>
        <button onclick="myGeeks()">
          Submit
      </button>
  
        <p id="sudo" 
           style="color:green;
                  font-size:25px;">
      </p>
  
        <script>
            function myGeeks() {
                var x = 
                    document.getElementById(
                      "GFG").download = "LOGO OF Geeks";
                
                document.getElementById(
                  "sudo").innerHTML = 
                  "The value of the download attribute "+
                  "was changed to " + x;
            }
        </script> "
    </center>
</body>
  
</html>

Output :
Before Clicking Om Button:

After Clicking On Button:

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by DOM Anchor download property are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer 10.0 +
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari



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