download of *.exe requires to "save to disk" first.

VERIFIED INVALID

Status

SeaMonkey
General
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minor
VERIFIED INVALID
14 years ago
13 years ago

People

(Reporter: Sayochi, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows XP

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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040113
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040113

When i'm downloading an executive file, a dialog box opens and I have to choose:
"Open it with ______" or "Save to disk". usually, Executive files need'nt a
program to execute them, but I can't Click "OK" unless i'm giving a specific path.
Executives Run By themselves, the browser should allow opening without saving first.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download an executive file from any site.

Actual Results:  
A dialog box opens and does not allow to open the file without saving to disk  first

Expected Results:  
Allow one more option: "Open File".
> the browser should allow opening without saving first.

Not if the browser wants to be at all secure.

The current behavior is very much on purpose (as a bug search would have shown).
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 2

14 years ago
Absolutely. Executing downloaded files immediately would be a huge security risk.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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