From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.0.0) Gecko/20020530 BuildID: 2002053012 In a webmailer (www.blackbox.net) I use, attachments to mails are linked like this (without extension): <a href="/cgi-bin/auth/1017330243/att/8001273/Attachement1?att=1">Attachement1</a> or this (whith extension): <a href="/cgi-bin/auth/1017330243/att/7965968/richtig.tiff?att=1">richtig.tiff</a> Mozilla treats the links confusingly as HTML files when trying to use 'save link target as'. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. choose 'save link target as' on a link like the examples above Actual Results: Suggested name: Attachment1 [details] [diff].html Type: Web Page, HTML only and Suggested name: richtig.tiff.html Type: Web Page, HTML only Expected Results: Suggested name: Attachment1 [details] [diff] Type: Application and Suggested name: richtig.tiff Type: Image or Type: Application Instead of 'Application' perhaps use 'Application Data'. And on Linux it seems that choosing 'save target', but not saving the file actually, sometimes disables the link itself.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 120327 ***
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
I am reopening this bug because bug #120327 is now fixed and this bug is NOT. In Mozilla 1.2beta I still get an .html extension apllied to nearly all links when clicking SAVE LINK AS (not save pase as). Changing the subject a bit to make it clear. So for every f** word file I try to download via a webmailer I have to correct the name. Perhaps this bug is related to #147679, #160454, #164816 and other. IMHO all these bugs revolve about Linux issues (tar.gz stuff). Maybe they are fixed. This bug is not. This is very annoying and has been an issue for a very long time. Would be great to have it in 1.2.
Status: VERIFIED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---
Summary: 'save link target as' treats link incorrectly as html → 'save link target as' treats (all) links incorrectly as html (suggesting .html as extension)
-> File Handling
Assignee: Matti → law
Component: Browser-General → File Handling
QA Contact: imajes-qa → petersen
Martin, it sounds like you have the application/octet-stream type mapped to the .html extension in your helper app preferences....
No. Though application/octet-stream with the EXTENSION .doc is associated with wordview.exe. It just does not matter wether there is an extension or not. AFAIK the server sends (more or less) correct mime types. Now tested with 1.2b, will try 1.2.1 and 1.3a later.
Looking at this again, I'm willing to bet the server only sends the right type for GET requests, not for HEAD requests....
This could be the case as the link is being served by a CGI (run by Apache). OT: Is there a way for a CGI-author to handle HEAD requests? In this particular case I can do something about it (change server config or CGI). If not Mozilla will forever mess up extensions on many 'download' URLs.
> Is there a way for a CGI-author to handle HEAD requests? No idea.... If you find one, please tell me; I have not located one yet. :( > If not Mozilla will forever mess up extensions See bug 160454.
Depends on: 160454
I have investigted this. The CGI sets the correct MIME type for HEAD as well. In fact it just runs as normal, wihch means it delivers the content, not just the headers (this can be arbitrary content like JPEGs, TIIFs, Word docs, ..). Perhaps this is confusing to Mozilla. Anyway, I don't think that many CGI authors are bothering to deal with a HEAD request correctly.
I have fixed this CGI to cope with HEAD requests. Now everything works nicely. It seems that Mozilla gets confused by the extra output of the CGI. Tough it was the CGI that was buggy, it would be nice if Mozilla could handle such problems gracefully. As for CGIs, HEAD requests and Apache: mod_cgi runs the requests for 1.3 and 2.0. It's up to the CGI author to deal with it.
I'm seeing .html .jsp appended to .exe .pdf files downloaded with 2003011604
In my case, the server's sending a '302 Moved Temporarily' response to the HEAD request, with an HTML body ... What's particularly annoying is that the link is marked type="application/octet-stream" because although the target is a PNG image it is much too large for display - it's a 600 DPI image intended for downloading and printing. I'd hoped the type= would stop browsers attempting to display the image, but I haven't yet found a browser that takes any notice.
Dave, the "type" attribute of <a> is advisory only. The HTML spec explicitly says that the server-provided type, if any, overrides it (now if you have a "type" on a link to a file:// url that's a different story).
using "save link as" via right click in Win XP Pro on link to http://www.dh.gov.uk/assetRoot/04/06/75/10/04067510.pdf I get "The link could not be saved. The web page ...." double clicking on the link loads the document normally Running: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10
With the link provided in comment 15: I can see the bug in: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.8a5) Gecko/20041007 But I can't see the bug in: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.8a5) Gecko/20041018 I think that has been fixed by the fix for bug 160454. Probably the original bug could also be fixed by the fix for bug 160454, but afaics, there is no way to test that for me.
Marking worksforme, in the aftermath of bug 160454
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago → 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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