Opening a gzipped text file results in file download window asking where to save the file.




File Handling
14 years ago
13 years ago


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


Firefox Tracking Flags

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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041026 Firefox/1.0RC1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041026 Firefox/1.0RC1

Since I run Debian GNU/Linux much of the text based documentation is compressed
with gzip and stored on the local drive.  Using Ctl-O or simply navigating to
the directory containing gzipped files results in a window opening asking me
where I want to save the file which is already stored on the local drive.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Ctl-O or file:///usr/share/doc/bash/README.Debian.gz

Actual Results:  
A window titled Enter name of file to save to... is displayed offering to save
the file in my home directory.

Expected Results:  
Uncompress and display the file in the browser window.

This was the behavior of the old Netscape up to at least 4.80 (the last NS
version I used).  I have found the exact same behavior in Mozilla 1.8 Alpha4 and
am using the default themes in each browser.

Comment 1

13 years ago
dupe of bug 52282
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