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RESOLVED INVALID
13 years ago
13 years ago

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(Reporter: yusuf, Unassigned)

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.9) Gecko/20050711 Firefox/1.0.5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.9) Gecko/20050711 Firefox/1.0.5

firefox appears to handles rar file as text and try to display. This problem was
supposed to be fixed in version 0.8 but it appers to be exist in latest firefox
(1.0.5 and 1.0.6).

Yusuf


Reproducible: Always

Comment 1

13 years ago
Can we have an example URL?

Comment 2

13 years ago
This happens if the webserver sends the data as text/plain instead of
application/octetstream.

Comment 3

13 years ago
If you have specific sites with that problem, file Tech Evang bugs for that
(send .rar as text/plain), but please search before for existing bug reports.

This bug could you please resolve as invalid, it is not Mozilla's fault.
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Comment 4

13 years ago
Wouldn't it be more beneficial to add extra logic in firefox to handle  such 
widely used files (rar, zip, gz etc) as binary or whatever irrespective of 
what server suggests. 

re comment#4: No, it would violate the RFCs and Gecko does this already for 
default misconfigured Apache server.

Here is an example:
http://www.mversen.de/mozilla/rar/mozilla.rar  (ok)
http://www.mversen.de/mozilla/text/mozilla.rar  (Server error)

-> invalid
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
(Reporter)

Comment 6

13 years ago
how about having a option about how to handle each file type (like IE)
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: INVALID → ---
-> INVALID as per comment 5
Yusuf, please don't re-open bugs that have been closed without good reason.
Firefox is doing what it's designed to do. Any other enhancements that you might
want to request should go in another bug.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago13 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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