User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; WinNT4.0; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030116 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; WinNT4.0; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030116 Mozilla is incorrectly assigning a ".URL" extension to files of type "application/octet-stream" accessed via a clicked link. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. goto <http://ftp25moz.newaol.com/pub/mozilla/nightly/latest/> 2. click link to "mozilla-win32-installer-sea.exe" 3. Moz Save As dialog box will appear (filename in titlebar has .URL appended) 4. Choose "Save it to disk" 5. Win Save As dialog box appears. Suggested filename is "mozilla-win32-installer-sea.exe.URL" Save As Type is ".URL" 6. Choose to Save Actual Results: Windows will create a file that is irretrievably typed as ".URL". This seems to be a special type, in that its extension cannot be viewed or changed w/i the Windows UI even if the "always show extension for this type" box is ticked in the File Types dialog (although it is visible at the CLI). The only way I've found to get Windows to recognize one of these files is to rename it using the CLI. Expected Results: Mozilla should not have added the .URL extension. This does not occur if this directory is accessed using the ftp protocol i.e. <ftp://ftp25moz.newaol.com/pub/mozilla/nightly/latest/> As a workaround, it is necessary to edit the suggested filename in the Save As dialog, removing the .URL extension, and to choose Save As Type "All Files".
WFM Win2k 2003012804 Reporter: In your Prefs, make sure you don't have a helper app set up for application/octet-stream
I don't recall why, but I did have a helper application configured for application/octet-stream. Was set to save file to disk with a "URL" extension. Removing this entry resolved the issue. Sorry for the bother. Thanks for the help.