Incompatible platform files should be sent as content-disposition:attachment

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

addons.mozilla.org Graveyard
Public Pages
RESOLVED WONTFIX
8 years ago
2 years ago

People

(Reporter: krupa, Unassigned)

Tracking

unspecified
x86
Mac OS X

Details

(Whiteboard: [z][button], URL)

(Reporter)

Description

8 years ago
Steps to reproduce:
1.Go to https://preview.addons.mozilla.org/z/en-US/firefox/addon/5308/eula/75079
2.Add to Firefox->Click on the "Install for Windows anyway"

expected behavior:
Incompatible platform files are sent as content-disposition:attachment.User is prompted to save the installation file.

actual behavior:
Add-on installation proceeds on Firefox on an unsupported OS.

Updated

8 years ago
Whiteboard: [z][button] → [z][button][ddn]

Updated

8 years ago
Assignee: jbalogh → fligtar
Why do we expect the user to want to save instead of install?
unassigning until comment #1 is answered
Assignee: fligtar → nobody
(Reporter)

Comment 3

8 years ago
(In reply to comment #1)
> Why do we expect the user to want to save instead of install?

If add-ons are not supported on a particular OS,then users should not be allowed to install that add-on as this might adversely affect their overall experience with add-ons.However,they must be allowed to download(and save) the installation file for a supported OS.
This become particularly important for users who are new to AMO who may be confused into installing add-ons which are not right for them.
Discussed with Krupa in person; the warning should be sufficient to prevent normal users from being confused, and users who want to transfer to a different computer can just right click and save like usual.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Whiteboard: [z][button][ddn] → [z][button]
(Assignee)

Updated

2 years ago
Product: addons.mozilla.org → addons.mozilla.org Graveyard
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