Should “Download” components be buttons or links?


My website has a component used for downloading files. Should I code it as a button or a link?


"Download" components should be coded as links and not buttons (assuming the download component does not perform any other actions). For example, if a "download" component functions as a way to save, update, and download form content, a button would be more appropriate. However, if the component solely functions as a way to download or open a static file, then a link should be used.

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