[Browser] Nothing happens when I visit a URL for a .tar.gz file (or .iso, or any other file not natively supported by browser)

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

P4
normal
RESOLVED WONTFIX
6 years ago
a year ago

People

(Reporter: dholbert, Unassigned)

Tracking

({b2g-testdriver, unagi})

unspecified
ARM
Gonk (Firefox OS)
b2g-testdriver, unagi

Firefox Tracking Flags

(blocking-basecamp:-)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

6 years ago
When I visit e.g. http://bit.ly/TPoWp4 (a firefox download file), the browser doesn't do anything. it should at least say "Filetype not supported".
(Reporter)

Updated

6 years ago
Summary: [Browser] Nothing happens when I load a .tar.gz file or any other file not natively supported → [Browser] Nothing happens when I visit a URL for a .tar.gz file (or .iso, or any other file not natively supported by browser)
(Reporter)

Updated

6 years ago
OS: Linux → Gonk (Firefox OS)
Hardware: x86_64 → ARM
BB+, P3 - bad user experience.
Assignee: nobody → ben
blocking-basecamp: ? → +
Priority: -- → P3
As I understand it unknown file types fire a web activity. If nothing is registered to handle that activity then nothing will happen.

Does this need a more general fix where we display an error if an activity is fired but can't be handled?
Marking as a soft blocker, since this will only impact a small subset of our population and can be resolved in the future.
blocking-basecamp: + → -
Priority: P3 → P4
Assignee: ben → nobody
Component: Gaia::Browser → General

Comment 5

a year ago
Firefox OS is not being worked on
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: a year ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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