Linked is an example of an offending file, which when you click it results in a screen full of crap. Normally this can be avoided by option-clicking the link to the file instead, but its a bigger problem when combined with a site that "auto starts" a download for you like version tracker does. Like here: http://www.versiontracker.com/php/dlpage.php?id=12703&kind=1&db=mac A quick head of the above archive file yeilds the following: % curl -I http://idisk.mac.com/jwood/Public/Proteus.dmg.gz HTTP/1.1 200 OK Accept-Ranges: bytes Date: Sat, 08 Jun 2002 00:59:02 GMT Content-Length: 2310597 Content-Type: text/plain Server: Apache/1.3.14 (Unix) DAV/1.0.2 Last-Modified: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 06:18:41 GMT ETag: "80627b-2341c5-3cb52ac1" Content-Encoding: x-gzip Via: 1.1 netcache02 (NetCache NetApp/5.2R1D8) I'll be emailing Apple as well, but I wanted this on the record here.
I found the contact form at http://survey.info.apple.com/feedback/downloadform.html. I sent them a message.
Assignee: doron → brantgurganus2001
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Hardware: Macintosh → All
Summary: Apple's idisk server has Content-Type: text/plain set for gzipped file [dmg.gz] → mac.com - MIME incorrectly set to text/plain
Whiteboard: [have contact]
Whiteboard: [have contact] → [havecontact]
*** Bug 167589 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I have just sent a new message since they have not fixed the issue yet.
Target Milestone: Aug → Mar
Going through my bugs and updating: Still sending the above file as text/plain... which is an issue in mozilla builds but Chimera seems to be starting a download anyway.
Assignee: brantgurganus2001 → english-us
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
QA Contact: zach → english-us
Target Milestone: Mar → ---
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: --- → Oct
This is still a problem. On a fresh Panther/10.3.3 install, using today's Camino (2004042818 (v0.7+)), I got the "screen full of ****" by doing this: 1. Go to http://www.mozilla.org/developer/ 2. Click on the link at the very bottom to download the latest Camino binary (labelled "Camino: MacOS X"), which goes to http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/camino/nightly/latest/Camino.dmg.gz Also while it was downloading and filling up the screen buffer (with ****), I got the spinning ball and was unable to cancel or do anything else until it was finished.
the linked url is 404. dmg's and exe's download ok now. marking fixed.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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