Shortened URL that links to image confuses Save Image As



7 years ago
5 years ago


(Reporter:, Unassigned)


(Depends on: 1 bug)

SeaMonkey 2.2 Branch

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7 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; rv:5.0) Gecko/20110706 Firefox/5.0 SeaMonkey/2.2
Build ID: 20110706013215

Steps to reproduce:

When a shortened URL (e.g. a link) points directly to an image, the Save As dialog box gets confused.

For example, go to

This is a shortlink to

Now right-click on the image and do Save Image As ...

You will be prompted to save A7akk11.htm, not 19.jpg.  And when you do save it, what you get is not a JPEG image file, but something else.
I opened and I get a 301 redirect to "Location:". 
Right clicking on the image and selecting "save image as" and SM wants to save "A7akk11.jpg" and the saving works.
-  Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:8.0a1) Gecko/20110813 Firefox/8.0a1 SeaMonkey/2.5a1

Comment 2

7 years ago
Well, the filename is 19.jpg, not A7akk11.jpg.  If you shift-reload the page, Save Image As... works normally.

On OS X, it wants to save it as A7akk11.htm, even though it is a jpeg file.  Renaming it to A7akk11.jpg makes it load normally in any app.

So maybe the problem is with the 301 redirection, and not necessarily the URL shortener.
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 311742

Comment 4

7 years ago

Right-click link, Save /Link/ Target As..., returns 19.jpg.

Opening link, Save /Image/ As..., returns 19.jpg.
(Also confirming that 2.5 returns A7akk11.jpg.  Wonder why?  Must be because in a change in how it determines, or what is uses as, the file "name".)

Is there a web page with a shortened link & maybe the /page/ is reporting that the link is (type) whatever/jpeg (I don't know html), but in fact, the "jpeg" is only the pointer to the redirect & not the actual image, & so that is why a "Save Image As" (which I'm not even seeing without actually having already opened the image) is coming down as this "A7akk11.jpg" or "A7akk11.jpg.htm" (as is likely the case).

If you open this A7akk11.jpg, what is in there (suspect html code showing the redirect to

(Since I was in the process, I'll post anyhow, even though I see it is now DUP'd.)

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:6.0) Gecko/20110813 Firefox/6.0 SeaMonkey/2.3
Bug 311742 is a Firefox bug, which was moved _from_ Core _to_ Firefox (see bug 311742 comment #3), so presumably in forked code.
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Mac OS X → All
Hardware: x86 → All
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---
Component: General → Download & File Handling
QA Contact: general → download


7 years ago
Depends on: 311742

Comment 6

7 years ago
This appears to be fixed in the latest beta.  Can anyone confirm?

Comment 7

5 years ago
> This appears to be fixed in the latest beta.  Can anyone confirm?
Looks like it's fixed.
Last Resolved: 7 years ago5 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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