Last Comment Bug 454243 - Firefox treats DesignPro for Mac download as text file
: Firefox treats DesignPro for Mac download as text file
Status: NEW
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Product: Core
Classification: Components
Component: File Handling (show other bugs)
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Reported: 2008-09-08 09:47 PDT by a. seth teicher
Modified: 2008-09-11 12:53 PDT (History)
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Description a. seth teicher 2008-09-08 09:47:19 PDT
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.0.1) Gecko/2008070206 Firefox/3.0.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.0.1) Gecko/2008070206 Firefox/3.0.1

Every time I attempt to download DesignPro for Mac from avery.com, a download window shows up with data - words and characters, not the download manager - and freezes up.  I have to force quit Firefox everytime

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Go to http://www.avery.com/avery/en_us/Templates-%26-Software - click on download under DesignPro for Mac.
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Actual Results:  
As soon as the download window appears, everything freezes up.

Expected Results:  
The download manager should appear and the .dmg file should begin downloading
Comment 1 Steven Michaud [:smichaud] (Retired) 2008-09-11 12:51:24 PDT
The browser doesn't freeze.  Rather, the browser treats the *.dmg file
download as a text file, and starts displaying it in the download
window.  Since the *.dmg file is quite large, this can substantially
slow down the browser.  But I almost always found I could close the
download window, and then quit the browser, without having to
force-quit it.

The same thing happens (in Firefox 2 and 3) on Windows and Linux.
Konqueror (on Linux) tries to open the *.dmg file in an external text
editor.

But Safari (on OS X) and Opera (on OS X) prompt you to save the *.dmg
file as a download.

I suspect this is ultimately the fault of the Avery website -- I
suspect it doesn't specify a mime-type for the *.dmg file (or maybe it
specifies the wrong type).

Safari and Opera (on OS X) seem to have built-in code that notices the
*.dmg extension and overrides the mime-type.  Firefox apparently
doesn't ... but I'm not sure this is a bug.

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