Currently when you download a file of type "application/octet-stream" you're presented with the "Unknown File Type" dialog. I think you should be presented with the "Save As" dialog like in 4.x Build 2000060720 on Win2k
Reassign to networking..is this the right component?
Assignee: mstoltz → gagan
Component: Security: General → Networking
QA Contact: czhang → tever
The unknown file type is handled by the unknown (as yet) hero-- law! :) Come on bill... here is your chance to fame and fortune :)
Assignee: gagan → law
Communicator on Mac doesn't handle application/octet-stream specially. I don't know why that is, but maybe doing as suggested isn't *always* the right thing? This sounds plausible because application/octet-stream is basically just random binary data, the meaning of which is usually implied by the file extension (.exe, .dll, etc.). I'm setting this to M20. It is easy to implement (and could even be implemented differently for windows only if we liked). I'd like consensus on this first, given the differences in the Communicator behavior on Mac vs. Windows. What does Communicator on Unix do?
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Running linux (debian 2.2 potato latest updated) Mozilla build version 2000071714 Hey everyone. I have found this bug its pretty annoying and pretty serious sometimes. It depends from site to site. For example, If i go to http://bb.themes.org or http://e.themes.org i can't download the themes at all with netscape. This is what happens when I click on the theme file to be downloaded (its a *.tar.gz file). Lets go step by step (go to bb.themes.org) on the right side there are theme names ..click on anyone ..now it will take you to a different screen. This page is like a summary for the theme. Now on that page you will see a Download section ..under it there will be a link (it will say Quick) click on that. Don't right click on that, I will get on that later..but for now click on that. Once clicked you will see a window pops up --> It says This file has mime type application/octet-stream and cannot be viewed using Mozilla. You can open it with another application, or save it to disk. I want to save it ..so i click on Save to disk button in that window and clicked on ok after that. Then another window pops up --> Its heading is Enter name of file to save to So i chose directories where I want to save the file. But before choosing the directory, I notice that the mozilla automatically attaches .exe extension to a .tar.gz file. So i remove the .exe and leave the origianal file name intact and carry on the process of chosing directories to save the file to. I chose a directory and hit ok. Then nothing happens. That window disappers and I am again left with the first window which popped up when I try to download the file. Its says on that window --> This file has mime type application/octet stream and cannot be viewed using Mozilla (the same first window as I described earlier). Then I tried again but this time I let mozilla's download window to keep that automatically added exe extension to the file. Same thing ..it does not download ..it just takes me back to that windows which says --> This file has mime type application/octet-stream and cannot be viewed using Mozilla. So after that I tried to do right click on the url this time. It says download.html file to be saved ..so i believe in this site I can't right click on the Quick (url) on the page of the theme..it has to be clicked to download it. I got the same error in e.themes.org also but downloading files worked in http://www.freshmeat.net because over there i get direct link to file . A window pops up and says Save as ...and another window pops up where to save it and it works. So I advice you go to these sites and try to download files following my method. Also a similar bug was reported in bug #41899 please check that one also for reference. In my opinon this is pretty major bug. I know this has no refrence but i also used ie5 in my windows box to download the file ..it worked ...(i know this has nothing to do with mozilla ..but I am just saying ..i checked it in many ways) again i am running linux (debian 2.2 potato latest updated) Mozilla build version 2000071714
Testing with 2000071720 On a basic RH 6.2 Gnome install. Followed linunix's instructions. Clicked on quick, URL of file appeared in URL bar, it didn't load it for me though. I clicked on the url bar and pressed enter to load file url. It loaded and popped up with the application/octet-stream can't be viewed, so I clicked save-as. It appeared with the proper file name nad I clicked OK to save. The download bar appeared, then quickly went away. After being shocked for a second I discovered that it had accually saved the file (it was just a very small file) properly. So only problem I saw was the fact that the file name appeared in the url bar, which I assume is a problem with the quick button or its handling rather than the octet-stream recognition. linunix: check to see if the file is not accually in the directory anyways??
I have chatted with a .themes.org employee and the method they use for most of their file downloads is to send the data as a stream from download.html. They do this using the following php code: header("Content-disposition: inline; filename=".$name); $path=fetch_object_path($object, $rev); readfile($path); exit; What this does is send a stream of data to a file using the header Content-disposition: inline; filename=<filename> most of the .themes.org pages do not store the files as a URL on disk, instead they just pass the browser a stream as a file to download.
fixing this one could really save me some time.....:)
law: you said fixing this one is easy. IE and NS behaviour on Win: Going to: http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/nightly/latest/mozilla-win32-installer.exe gives me the "save-as" dialog What about Mac and Unix?
mass move, v2. qa to me.
QA Contact: tever → benc
Setting target milestone.
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.1
works for me build 20020115
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
-> file handling
Component: Networking → File Handling
QA Contact: benc → petersen
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