all files download as Macromedia Dreamweaver format

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

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Toolkit
Downloads API
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
13 years ago
10 years ago

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

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0

Whenever I try to download a document that was made in Microsoft Word, it is
downloaded as a Macromedia Dreamweaver file, and won't open correctly (whenever
I try to open the file in word, it comes out as an untelligible string of random
characters).

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download any word file
2. Once download is finished, right click on the document.
3. Click "Open With..."
4. Choose "Microsoft Word"

Actual Results:  
The document opens slowly, and the result is an untelligible string of
characters (not coding).

Expected Results:  
The document should have opened with Microsoft Word as the default program, and
should result in normal words.
Does this happens for *all* word files? Regardless of the server it's hosted on?
Does it work in IE?
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Updated

13 years ago
Alias: Zach
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Comment 2

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #1)
> Does this happens for *all* word files? Regardless of the server it's hosted on?
> Does it work in IE?


I'm not sure if it happens on all servers, but this happens on my laptop and
home computer. Yes, it does work in IE.
Odds are it is a content-type issue. Does http://glensharp.com/Test.doc work?
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Comment 4

13 years ago
yeah. Maybe it was just where I was getting it from.
It must be an issue with the server in that case. Resolving as WFM.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME

Updated

13 years ago
Alias: Zach
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
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