Clicking into a binary file in "Page Source" makes Firefox unresponsive, prompt to download instead

NEW
Unassigned

Status

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9 years ago
7 years ago

People

(Reporter: ben.breen2000, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows 7
Points:
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(Reporter)

Description

9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.3) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.3) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3

Clicking a link to a binary file in "View Source" causes lack of responsiveness and display of the binary file as ASCII. I would have expected to have been prompted to download the file. 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to http://mirror.facebook.net/mozilla/firefox/releases/latest/win32/en-US/
2. View -> Page Source
3. Click the link to Firefox Setup 3.6.exe in the page source viewer.
4. See ASCII of binary, experience poor performance when reading large files.
Actual Results:  
Lack of responsiveness and display of the binary file as ASCII.

Expected Results:  
I would have expected to have been prompted to download the file.
(Reporter)

Updated

9 years ago
Summary: Clicking into a binary file in "View Source" causes crash. → Clicking into a binary file in "Page Source" causes crash.
I don't think that the reporter is getting a crash. He should see the usual very slow perfomance when Gecko renders x mb binary data.

Updated

9 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: General → View Source
Ever confirmed: true
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
QA Contact: general → view.source
Summary: Clicking into a binary file in "Page Source" causes crash. → Clicking into a binary file in "Page Source" makes Firefox unresponsive, prompt to download instead
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Duplicate of this bug: 708210
Duplicate of this bug: 738606
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