From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.1a) Gecko/20020611 BuildID: 2002061104 A link on a web page to a file on an FTP server will occasionally time out due to network traffic or whatever. The problem is that when this happens the user is not notified. After clicking "Save Link Target As..." the page is usable and navigable; if the file is found the Save As dialog is shown; otherwise there is no notification. Reproducible: Sometimes Steps to Reproduce: 1. Find an HTML link to a file on a slow FTP server (might work accessing files by HTTP as well; I haven't had the opportunity to try that out). http://www.2600.com/offthehook/1991/0191.html may be a good page to try: it has several links to large files on an FTP server. 2. right-click a link and choose "Save Link Target As...". It will likely take a couple of seconds for the dialog to pop up, during which time the user has no notification that anything is happening and can navigate freely. 3. If the Save As Dialog pops up, select a location for the file and try saving a couple more files. After a couple of connections subsequent tries will not pop up a dialog and will not notify the user of any error or timeout. Actual Results: The first try popped up the Save As dialog within a couple of seconds. The second (concurrent) try took perhaps ten seconds, on average. I was only able to get a third concurrent download from this particular server once or twice, the rest of the time there was no visible effect: no dialog, no error messages. Expected Results: There ought to be at the least an error message when the request times out. Ideally there would be a dialog (preferably non-modal) indicating the status of the request.
-> File Handling
Assignee: Matti → law
Component: Browser-General → File Handling
QA Contact: asa → sairuh
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 133732 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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