Download of Mac hqx files in Windows from Microsoft broken

RESOLVED EXPIRED

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Toolkit
Downloads API
RESOLVED EXPIRED
14 years ago
10 years ago

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(Reporter: Jon Suen, Assigned: Ben Goodger (use ben at mozilla dot org for email))

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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040713 Firefox/0.9.1+

When clicking on Microsoft's .hqx format links, downloads do not start. 
Browser appears to load, but no file save dialog box appears. Downloads work 
properly in .bin format, and in IE. No application is associated within 
Firefox.

Additional broken page: http://www.microsoft.com/mac/downloads.aspx?
pid=download&location=/mac/DOWNLOAD/MISC/RDC.xml&secid=80&ssid=9&flgnosysreq=Tr
ue

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Visit URL
2. Click on .hqx link to download file

Actual Results:  
Browser appears to load, does not show download file dialog.

Expected Results:  
Download file dialog appears, download completes.

Comment 1

14 years ago
Happens for me too:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0

But, I found that right-clicking the 'if your dl doesn't start click here' link
( a link to the hqx file, not the script button) and choosing 'save as' works fine.
I also noticed that .hqx files are registered to Winzip (on my PC).

I guess what's happening is that, because there's an app registered as the
default file handler in the OS, but not in FF, it's dl'ing the file first before
showing the 'what should FF do with this - open, save etc' popup.

Have you tried waiting for the file to dl? (The one I tried was 4MB and took a
minute or two to complete)
(Reporter)

Comment 2

14 years ago
Still broken in here in Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; 
rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0

No, I don't have anything associated to .hqx. IE identifies it as an unknown 
type. It appears to download and be stored in FF's cache though, but nothing 
happens afterwards.
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Last Resolved: 13 years ago
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