[BCAB] Different results from drop box links

rajmund brajmund2000 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 26 13:47:17 BST 2016


Hi Joe, Yes. After you have the link, you could modify it within note Pad, then paste it into your browser's URL bar.

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> On 26 Aug 2016, at 9:06 am, Joe Paton <joe at vi-ability.org.uk> wrote:
> 
> Rajmund,
> 
> that's ok, I'm not always clear in my writing.
> 
> What I want to know now, is, is it possible to alter the link generated from the public folder, to have either no query after the filename, or, ?dl=1 as the default.
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> Joe
> 
> On Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:18:46 +0100
> Rajmund  <brajmund2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi Joe, sorry, slightly confused about your message.
> 
> 
> 
> Sent from a Braille Sense 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Joe Paton  <joe at vi-ability.org.uk>
> To: BCAB Discussion List  <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016 7:51 pm
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Different results from drop box links
> 
>> 
>> 
>> Rajmund
>> You can obtain the original link from the address bar, when the short link has been resolved.
>> 
>> Joe
>> On Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:04:33 +0100
>> Rajmund  <brajmund2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Hi Joe, so, you don't have the long original link, I take it?
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Sent from a Braille Sense 
>> 
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Joe Paton  <joe at vi-ability.org.uk>
>> To: BCAB Discussion List  <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
>> Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016 3:30 pm
>> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Different results from drop box links
>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Hi Rajmund,
>>> 
>>> Thanks for writing.
>>> 
>>> applying the dl parameter works on a fully qualified link, but not on a shortened link.  Well not hear anyway.
>>> So if it works for somebody, don't tell me about it.  because I'd have to make it work here, and there's too much to do, without feeding my obsessions...smile as they say.
>>> 
>>> Best regards,
>>> 
>>> Joe
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:50:00 +0100
>>> Rajmund  <brajmund2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Hi Joe, 
>>> Interesting, without putting anything after the mp3, it bought up download. Can you please post the full link to the second file, that is refusing to download? There might be something I can do with it, so that it would trigger the download, at which point, I'd send it back, and you could just click it.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Sent from a Braille Sense 
>>> 
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: Joe Paton  <joe at vi-ability.org.uk>
>>> To: BCAB Discussion List  <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
>>> Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016 2:12 pm
>>> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Different results from drop box links
>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> David and rajmund,
>>>> Both links were obtained by using the context menu option from the dropbox public folder.
>>>> 
>>>> One account, the account which generated the second link, is eight miles away from us.
>>>> 
>>>> I'll check the full link and see what's there.
>>>> The link below should take you straight to the download option, there is no ?dl=1on this link.
>>>> Is the ?dl=1 the parameter that forces a download, if the receiving web client is set to do this?
>>>> 
>>>> https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3337243/d_newton.mp3
>>>> You might even like the david newton track as well.
>>>> 
>>>> ,
>>>> On Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:00:22 +0100
>>>> Rajmund  <brajmund2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Hi, I tried them, the one that doesn't download directly, interestingly, changing the number, has no effect. 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Sent from a Braille Sense 
>>>> 
>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>> From: David Reynolds  <david at dkreynolds.plus.com>
>>>> To: joe at vi-ability.org.uk,“'BCAB Discussion List'"  <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
>>>> Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016 1:50 pm
>>>> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Different results from drop box links
>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> It is probably because one of the links forces you to download, and the
>>>>> other doesn't. You've sent shortened links here, but I'd hazard a guess that
>>>>> one of the links has ?dl=1 at the end of it,
>>>>> 
>>>>> Best,
>>>>> 
>>>>> David.
>>>>> 
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Joe Paton
>>>>> Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 12:51 PM
>>>>> To: 'Bcab Discussion List'
>>>>> Subject: [BCAB] Different results from drop box links
>>>>> 
>>>>> Hi Good People
>>>>> 
>>>>> Here is a little dropbox problem.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Below are 2 links, the first link, on this system, opens IE witht eh
>>>>> download files and save files options.
>>>>> 
>>>>> The next link, is from a colleague, and is to a file in his public dropbox
>>>>> folder.
>>>>> 
>>>>> This link results in a dropbox page, where the download button needs to be
>>>>> activated, then data is inserted at the top of the page asking you if you
>>>>> would like to create a dropbox account, or sign in to an existing acfcount.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Why do these 2 links deliver different target addresses.  If I  have phrased
>>>>> this rongly, then apologies.
>>>>> 
>>>>> http://bit.ly/2bUPLLL
>>>>> 
>>>>> http://bit.ly/2btueGw
>>>>> 
>>>>> Thanks.
>>>>> Joe
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
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