User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0) Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U;Linux i686; en-US;rv:1.6) Gecko/20040113 We currently develop a web site that support multi language. We create a download servlet that set the header Content-Disposition with <attachment; filename="myfile.pdf">. The name of the file (myfile.pdf) can contain special characters like "é" or ":" for example. So we want to know if it be possible to specifiy a default file names which include non-ASCII characters? We know the standard RFC2183 (Content-Disposition) specifies the use of ASCII character for the Content-Dispositon header parameters. However, we want to know whether there is any other way of getting Mozilla to specify the non-ASCII default file name. For more info, see Standard RFC2183 link (see section 2.3) http://xml.resource.org/public/rfc/html/rfc2183.html Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.We set the header Content-Disposition to attachment; filename="fichiernommé:2004:02:10:23:10:52.pdf" (This is the name of the file on the hard disk on Linux) 2.We send the page with this header 3.The browser open a dialog box with a filename "DownloadServlet" Actual Results: Currently, the server is on Linux and when the browser see these special characters, the save dialog show the name of our servlet (DownloadServlet) and not the name of the file. Expected Results: The browser should suggest to save the file with the same name as the "file" parameter in the Content-Disposition header.
Assignee: general → file-handling
Component: Browser-General → File Handling
QA Contact: general → ian
Summary: Save dialog specifies incorrect default name when special characters in Content-Disposition header → Save dialog specifies incorrect default name when special characters in Content-Disposition header
http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2231.txt is the best way to specify non-ascii headers mozilla falls back to http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2047.txt I believe I thought we had a fallback to the origin charset as well... jshin?
(In reply to comment #0) > Expected Results: > The browser should suggest to save the file with the same name as the "file" > parameter in the Content-Disposition header. cbie is right. Anyway, you have to use 'filename' parameter (NOT 'file' parameter). Mozilla checks both 'filename' and 'name' parameters for RFC 2231, RFC 2047 and 'raw', but never checks 'file' parameter which _nobody_ is supposed to use.
(In reply to comment #2) > cbie is right. Anyway, you have to use 'filename' parameter (NOT 'file' > parameter). Mozilla checks both 'filename' and 'name' parameters for RFC 2231, > RFC 2047 and 'raw', but never checks 'file' parameter which _nobody_ is supposed > to use. Sorry, we wanted to say that we use the filename parameter and his value is the name of the file. This name can be chinese characters and/or special characters like é and : .
(In reply to comment #3) > Sorry, we wanted to say that we use the filename parameter and his value is the > name of the file. This name can be chinese characters and/or special > characters like é and : . If you have Chinese characters and Latin letters with diacritic marks, you have to use UTF-8 in which you can represent every single character of (major) writing system in the world. If you don't have ':', you may just use it as the value of 'filename' parameter (although it's not a sanctioned way, Mozilla will understand. I'm not sure how MSIE deals with it). The html authors didn't their homework in the file upload (this part is not specified clearly) so that we have to follow the specification for internet mail, which is RFC 2231.  Mozilla can handle RFC-2231-encoded filename parameter well. However, MSIE doesn't understand it last time I checked. To work around it, you may use RFC 2047-style encoding for 'name' with MIME charset UTF-8. Mozilla understands RFC 2231-style encoding, RFC 2047-style encoding, raw-8bit strings in the character encoding of the page and finally UTF-8. In your case (presumably your page will be in UTF-8), the last two would collapse to the single case (both UTF-8). In the last two cases, ':' would be problematic and you have to replace it with something else. Anyway, bugzilla is not a place to teach you how to deal with this problem. If you have an example case where Mozilla doesn't work as described above, please, give me the URL.  A recent working draft of WHATWG also left out this issue, about which I'll alert them.
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