download page does not mention that users are being redirected


11 years ago
5 years ago


(Reporter: rhelmer, Assigned: John Slater)


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11 years ago
pkim: Thoughts?
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: PC → All

Comment 2

11 years ago
This came up in a newsgroup post:

Filtering out the noise (and my bad grammar), there are a couple good points in there:

1) how to we let users know that we're redirecting them?
2) how can we make it easier for users to verify that they have the version we released?

For #1, we could explain that users are being redirected to a (trusted) mirror site, and maybe a link to the mirror list page, on the redirect page e.g.:

For #2, I'm not so sure if that's an appropriate place to link information about checking signatures, but we should have that info up somewhere (maybe linked from the release notes?).
For #1 and/or #2, the download page could have a link to the official list of Mozilla release mirrors, , so they can verify that "wherever they're taken to" is on the official list.
Assignee: nobody → jslater

Comment 4

7 years ago
Doing a bit of bug housekeeping here and came across this. 

Closing for now since this hasn't been updated in 4 years. If you think this is still important to fix, and applies to the current, please re-open. Thanks!
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Component: →
Product: Websites → Websites
Component: → General
Product: Websites →
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