"application/octet-stream" should *always* give save-to-disk dialog

VERIFIED INVALID

Status

defect
VERIFIED INVALID
18 years ago
3 years ago

People

(Reporter: bugzilla, Assigned: law)

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Trunk
x86
Windows 2000

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the following:
http://entropymine.com/jason/testbed/mime/oct/file.zip
offers the Downloading dialog and not the save as

the server sends: Content-Type: application/octet-stream

20020213
http://entropymine.com/jason/testbed/mime/oct/file.txt
takes about some weird:
"Text File" [application/octet-stream]
when in fact it's plain:
"application/octet-stream"
We should give the user an option to open the data in a helper app of choice
instead of just saving.  For example, I often want to open random files in
emacs, including files served as application/octet-stream.

Also, many servers are misconfigured and send application/octet-stream for
various kinds of data for which the user may know the type and may want to pick
a helper (web storage things are notorious for this).

I suggest this be marked wontfix.
I'll go you one better: INVALID.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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