Opened 6 years ago

#3458 new defect

File names have extra characters causing IE to treat files as HTML

Reported by: andrew.simpson@… Owned by: peca
Priority: normal Component: TracDownloaderPlugin
Severity: normal Keywords:
Cc: Trac Release: 0.11


Trac version is 0.11b2

When Using the Downloader under Firefox, clicking to download or using "save as" works just as it should. However, under IE6 or IE7, there are extra characters in the file names. Example: Patch0001.​ssios The "Box" is not supposed to be in there.

Firefox treats this file as a binary (it is a self extracting archive, so part text, part binary). IE seems to have decided that it is an HTML file. Other files are treated correctly (.iso for example).

In some cases, this is causing IE to treat the file as an html file. The user would have to "right click, save as, then add in the extension to the file name. Unfortunately, this could also be the way the IE browsers are configured here. (I don't have any control over the windows systems, only the linux ones).

The issue of how the browser treats the files may not be something that can be addressed, but the problem with putting "boxes" or other characters in the file names is also a problem for the people who are downloading theses files.

I have a attached a screen shot.

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