Open Bug 964213 Opened 7 years ago Updated 3 months ago
Save as "Web Page, complete", when a secondary file (image/ad) is not accessible → "failed" download w/o explanation
The underlying problem is exactly bug 313683. 1. Open a page that includes/references a non-existent file. 2. Save As — Web Page, complete. The page is saved. The image is, of course, not saved, as it does not exist. Actual results: Downloads Panel shows the download as "Failed", the downloaded page cannot be opened from there. That's all Firefox tells me. Expected results: I have blocked some domain names in my DNS client, so some pages cannot be saved fully, but I do not consider that a failure to save them. Since Firefox does not know why the resource cannot be fetched, it cannot claim success; but what it says now is not enough, it left me guessing. The failure is partial, and the file Firefox would have opened directly if I could click the "Open" icon did download. Accompanying bugs: When testing this, sometimes the first attempt creates two entries in the Downloads Panel. With the local file, both were Failed. At mozilla.org (with google-analytics.com resolution blocked), the top entry is hung in progress (the (X) button does nothing), while the bottom entry is Failed (clicking the Retry button made it appear successful, but with a size of over 17*10^9 GB).
Crititcal dataloss. Goog thing S3.Download Statusbar shows the failures. This bug just happened to me on Windows 7, failing to save http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/3slzmi/page/1/ God knows how many pages failed to save over the year. Firefox is currently worse than Chrome and IE (at least they show failures by default.)
(In reply to Cees T. from comment #1) Is it really the same problem? In my report, Firefox says the download failed, so the page is not lost. In your example, the download stays in progress, so when I close Firefox, I have to "stop" the download, and the main page (but not the directory with files) is not saved. 2014-04-17-03-02-03-mozilla-central-firefox-31.0a1.ru.linux-x86_64
The download icon turns green, so i assume it's downloaded. However, when i open the downloads bubble, it says "Failed." in small grey letters. The MAF addon saved it perfectly, though. :)
(In reply to Cees T. from comment #3) > The download icon turns green, so i assume it's downloaded. However, when i > open the downloads bubble, it says "Failed." in small grey letters. > > The MAF addon saved it perfectly, though. :) That's for the URL i gave, not the testcase, which gets downloaded correctly using the normal Firefox save. (I think. MAF should stay in its own context menu.)
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