save link as/save page as using completely differant naming systems



File Handling
16 years ago
2 years ago


(Reporter: Jeremy M. Dolan, Assigned: Ben Goodger (use ben at mozilla dot org for email))


Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: dupeme, URL)



16 years ago
Load The bottom list item: Mozilla QA stuff.

Shift-click it. Suggested filename:
Save link as it. Suggested filename: Mozilla QA stuff.html
Load it. Save page as it. Suggested filename:

Expected: all three methods save the file with the same name, or at least if the
link title is used for save link as over the URL, use thepage title for save
page as over the URL.

Comment 1

16 years ago
Giving this one to Ben.
Assignee: law → ben

Comment 2

16 years ago
Suggested name for "Save Link As..." is normally the text of the link, not the
URL. e.g. "Click here for more info".

How this was overlooked is off topic, but I would like to make a positive

1. Supply the Save As dialog with both names: The text and the link.
2. Have a simple CHOICE given to the user in the dialog. (perhaps a dropdown)
3. and default to the filename type, of course.

You'll have then turned a bug into a feature! :-)
Priority: -- → P3
Target Milestone: --- → Future

Comment 3

16 years ago

There is a whole bug discussion there inside this bug for this very issue.

ah, yes:
Whiteboard: dupeme
hmm could someone who knows what is actually going on at least explain
the difference between the methods? Maybe even provide help to users?
It often confuses me what I get proposed as a file name and I am not 
a newbie ...

Comment 5

16 years ago
I worked out a complete suggestion for the Save as ... file naming feature, and 
I feel it would be THE (almost) complete solution for the Save as file naming
You can find my post in bug 173982 as 4. comment:

IMPO: this bug 121537 might be dupe of bug 173982, as bug 173982 discusses this
problem in details. My suggestion also gives solution for save link as/save as
naming, too.

Also would be fine to have a bug which unifies "Choosable filenames for Save as"
kind efforts. The great bug 115176 was closed finally.
Now which bug is the main collector bug for these efforts? Ben? Opinion?

Best regards,
QA Contact: sairuh → petersen

Comment 6

11 years ago
The linked site seems to have gone away.
QA Contact: chrispetersen → file-handling


2 years ago
Component: File Handling → File Handling
Product: Core → Firefox
Target Milestone: Future → ---
Version: Trunk → unspecified
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