Firefox treats DesignPro for Mac download as text file

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Firefox
File Handling
9 years ago
a year ago

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(Reporter: a. seth teicher, Unassigned)

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Description

9 years ago
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
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.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: General → File Handling
Ever confirmed: true
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: general → file-handling
OS: Mac OS X → All
Hardware: Macintosh → All
Summary: freezes downloading DesignPro for mac from avery → Firefox treats DesignPro for Mac download as text file

Updated

a year ago
Component: File Handling → File Handling
Product: Core → Firefox
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