User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915 Firefox/1.0.7 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915 Firefox/1.0.7 the download of the file starts directly, outputting text to the screen (and this is a 24M file). The default option set (save to disk) is not activated. Happens every time. I can't find anywhere an option to run these files. It still happened after I removed the 'run java' option in the advanced tools. IE (whatever version I still have ... ) stops the file from downloading then after manual intervention offers options including 'save to disk' Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.click on link in sourceforge 2.wait while sourceforge sets up 3.sit back and watch ... Actual Results: exhibits opening lines of java program as text Expected Results: I really wanted to download the package to disk to install it ...
I tried a bunch of mirrors. Most of them triggered the open/save dialog, but the choosing the Optusnet mirror resulted in the bad behavior described by the reporter. This happens because the Optusnet mirror sends the file as text/plain. I wonder why Sourceforge doesn't require its mirrors to use the correct mime types, and why it doesn't check that its mirrors use the correct mime type. -> Tech Evang
Assignee: nobody → english-us
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Download Manager → English US
Ever confirmed: true
Product: Firefox → Tech Evangelism
QA Contact: download.manager → english-us
Summary: presents download as text on screen, does not offer 'save to disk' options → sourceforge.net - optusnet mirror sends .jar file as text/plain
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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