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Bug 11368 - When I click cur, diff and last on history and Recent Changes, it asks me if I want to download something.
When I click cur, diff and last on history and Recent Changes, it asks me if ...
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-09-16 23:05 UTC by Kevinwongii
Modified: 2008-04-27 00:20 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---

Screenshot of file download prompt. (114.54 KB, image/jpeg)
2007-09-17 10:46 UTC, Ian Dudley
Binary file downloaded (12.63 KB, application/octet-stream)
2007-09-17 10:49 UTC, Ian Dudley

Description Kevinwongii 2007-09-16 23:05:24 UTC
Comment 1 Casey Brown 2007-09-17 00:09:27 UTC
This is most likely a browser problem.  I assume that your browser is somehow set so that "Save Link As" is the default as opposed to "Open link".  This does not seem to be a software problem.
Comment 2 Rob Church 2007-09-17 00:09:37 UTC
What site? What download? More details, please! Do you have "external diff" switched on in your preferences?
Comment 3 Rob Church 2007-09-17 00:10:12 UTC
(Reopening until we've definitely confirmed it's not our end for some reason...)
Comment 4 Ian Dudley 2007-09-17 10:38:37 UTC
I've found this entry while searching for a problem I've just encountered. Not sure if it's the same issue, but it sounds similar.

I've recently done a substantial update to the wikipedia page for the rock band 'Love/Hate' ( When I tried to go to the page today, I get a file download prompt for a file called 'hate' with no extension. The resilt is a 12k binary file that I can't decypher. 

I'm guessing that the problem is related to there being a forward slash in the page title. I didn't create the page this way, I simply edited the existing page. However, I've had no problem up until now, it's only today that I suddenly can't access the page. Also, looking at the page for the band 'AC/DC' ( which has exactly the same title structure for the same reason, works fine.

I am using the same browser installation (IE 6.0.2900.2180.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254) on the same laptop as all previous times I've accessed. I am at work today using the connection here, whereas over the weekend I was connecting from home. But I also connected from work last week without problem and I'm not aware of any changes to the technical environment (I'm Head of IT here so I would hope someone would tell me!). I can confirm that my browser defintely isn't set to use 'save link as' by default. I've also tried right clicking the link and using 'open' or 'open in a new browser' to confirm there is nothing like that going on.

I can't access the page at all, so I'm not even able to edit the page title. Very weird. I have this page on my watchlist, and acording to that no-one has edited it since I last made an update (username 'ThePaintedOne') and it was certainly working for me after I made that update.

I'll check when I get home to see if a different internet connection makes any difference to this.
Comment 5 Ian Dudley 2007-09-17 10:46:22 UTC
Created attachment 4119 [details]
Screenshot of file download prompt.

Don't know if it helps, but this is a screenshot of the file download prompt after I clicked on the 'Love/Hate' link visible on my watchlist. I've tried other methods of getting to the page with the same result, so its not the watchlist in error.
Comment 6 Ian Dudley 2007-09-17 10:49:08 UTC
Created attachment 4120 [details]
Binary file downloaded

This is the file that is downloaded if I accept the prompt. Nothing further occurs and the page is not displayed.
Comment 7 Brion Vibber 2007-09-17 14:20:46 UTC
Looks ok here... maybe just a borked header in a cache.
Comment 8 Ian Dudley 2007-09-17 14:38:39 UTC
Hmm, weird. It was knackered for hours this morning, but seems fine again now. 

thanks for the check.
Comment 9 Kevinwongii 2007-09-19 03:36:09 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> What site? What download? More details, please! Do you have "external diff"
> switched on in your preferences?

Well, it says the file to be downloaded is "index.php". It dosen't happen when I do it as an anon. ~~~~
Comment 10 Brion Vibber 2008-04-27 00:20:20 UTC
Hoping problem was mysterious and transitory. Possible old problems with bad cache headers.

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