Netlify redirects and downloads | adactio

I didn't know that the <a> element had a download attribute, nor that it could rename the file on download for you e.g:

<a href="/files/ugly-file-name.xyz" download="nice-file-name.xyz">download</a>

On top of which, I didn't know that redirects using Netlify's _redirects file (which I do know about 😀) would allow for same-domain downloads (which the download attribute requires):

/download/*  https://clearleft-audio.s3.amazonaws.com/podcast/:splat  200

Basically, this whole article is a TIL.

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