pasted url in Downloads does not show auth dialog

NEW
Unassigned

Status

()

defect
P5
normal
5 months ago
4 months ago

People

(Reporter: david.balazic, Unassigned)

Tracking

({regression, reproducible})

65 Branch
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox-esr60 wontfix, firefox65 wontfix, firefox66 wontfix, firefox67 wontfix, firefox68 wontfix)

Details

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:65.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/65.0

Steps to reproduce:

  • put into clipboard an URL that points to a resource that requires basic HTTP authentication
  • open Downloads window (ctrl+j)
  • paste the URL

Actual results:

A short HTML file with the 403 error message as content is downloaded.

Expected results:

  • The auth dialog should appear and ask for name and password
  • the correct file should download
Component: Untriaged → Downloads API
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
See Also: → 1529901

Unfortunately, bug 1529901 did not fix this.

This is old regression since Firefox 28.

Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true

Really old regression, with a simple work around for the user (pasting in the URL bar instead of the Downloads window).

So while it would be nice to fix, I don't see us taking on this work in the near future

Priority: -- → P5

Bulk change for all regression bugs with status-firefox67 as 'fix-optional' to be marked 'affected' for status-firefox68.

(In reply to :Felipe Gomes (needinfo me!) from comment #2)

Really old regression, with a simple work around for the user (pasting in the URL bar instead of the Downloads window).

So while it would be nice to fix, I don't see us taking on this work in the near future

No, that is different.
Pasting the URL into URL bar will load and display the document in the browser window, instead of downloading and saving to filesystem.

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