Firefox treats html page with .cgi extension as file download

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

Tech Evangelism Graveyard
English US
RESOLVED FIXED
14 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: Anthony Herana, Unassigned)

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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 Firefox/0.8
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 Firefox/0.8

In the page at http://www.geappliances.com/geac/own_instl/, submitting a search
query returns an html page with the .cgi extension in the filename. Instead of
processing the .cgi page in the browser window, Firefox opens a window prompting
the user to save the page or open it with another program.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Visit http://www.geappliances.com/geac/own_instl/
2. Enter any text in the Model # search field
3. Click the Search button

Actual Results:  
Firefox informs the user that it has received an html/text file called
tswww.cgi, and prompts the user to either save it to disk or open it with
another program.

Expected Results:  
Firefox should have processed the file and displayed it in the browser window.

Comment 1

14 years ago
Firefox reports that the CGI gives "html/text" as the mime type.  The correct
mime type is "text/html".  I think this bug is invalid.

-> File Handling
Assignee: firefox → file-handling
Component: General → File Handling
Product: Firefox → Browser
QA Contact: ian
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Evang.
Assignee: file-handling → english-us
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: File Handling → English US
Ever confirmed: true
Product: Browser → Tech Evangelism
QA Contact: ian → english-us
Version: Trunk → unspecified
fixed
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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