From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux 2.2.13 i686; en-US; m15) BuildID: 2000041811 While downloading tar gziped files (ending in .tar.gz) mozilla opens the compression of the file so that in effect it becomes a .tar file. This causes the file to load more time than it should because it isn't compressed. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Attempt to download a .tar.gz file 2.Attempt to open it with gzip - you'll fail 3.Attempt to open it with tar directly - success (2 should succed, 3 should fail) Expected Results: Downloaded it with compression so it won't take so long
Could it be that Mozilla gunzips the file after it has been downloaded? Reporter, could you please try with a more recent build? Also could you try to download a bzip2 file? (see comments in bug #39241)
The real problem here is bug 35956, "file extension not changed when gzipped (.gz) files expanded on download". Download speed won't change if you do something else, although I don't know how many cycles mozilla spends decompressing the gzip file.
I absolutly hate having Netscape4/mozilla uncompressing .gz files. This needs to be turn-off-able, or, preferably, removed. The main problem is tar.gz files are 99% of the time extracted and uncompressed at the same time. This leaves the unpacked files, and a compressed copy. COMPRESSED. As in, not wasting my drive space. This functionality does not belong in a web browser.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Sorry for the spam. New QA Contact for Browser General. Thanks for your help Joseph (good luck with the new job) and welcome aboard Doron Rosenberg
QA Contact: jelwell → doronr
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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