User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; rv:6.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/6.0 Build ID: 20110811165603 Steps to reproduce: I used "Save Link As..." to save each homework assignment linked to from http://www.phy-astr.gsu.edu/dietz/TEACHING/Phys4700_EM/Phys4700_Assign.html (on August 29, 2011) Actual results: The first three worked as expected, assignments 4 through 10 saved the (HTML) bodies of the 404 results with the basename (.pdf) of the link. Expected results: Firefox should have warned me when the 404 was received that the saved file was likely not what I was expecting, preferably giving me the option to cancel the download or view the result in-browser before saving.
Something similar is mentioned in bug 174167 comment 10.
Yes, it is similar, however it is only a suggestion in a comment and not the whole bug. It is not sure if that will be respected and implemented. So, that bug might fix this bug or not.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: General → Download Manager
Depends on: 174167
Ever confirmed: true
Keywords: uiwanted, ux-error-prevention
OS: Mac OS X → All
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
QA Contact: general → download.manager
Yeah, we should do something about this. Perhaps show an in-page dialog that says "The file you requested was not found."
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