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Please incorporate this into alternates-examples as it is substantially the same problem. Thanks! Tantek

Metalink Examples

A microformat similar to the Metalink file format for aggregating the ways to get the same exact file.

The Problem

For downloading some files, mirrors are listed without any way of being used automatically by programs that do segmented downloading (Web browsers or download managers). There are many different ways of downloading a file; we want people's clients to choose the best way and location, rather than them having to.


  • Gervase Markham
  • Ant Bryan

Real-World Examples

Who offers Mirror downloads for software

This is only a small sampling.

=== Example #1: [