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Bug 15457 - Mystery gzip page download bug
Mystery gzip page download bug
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 7098
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
PC Windows XP
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 16787 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2008-09-03 15:53 UTC by Mark Burns
Modified: 2009-03-09 23:24 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Mark Burns 2008-09-03 15:53:34 UTC
In recent weeks, I've encountered several different page search results with links to an article I'm interested in perusing, but the links fail to work at all in Internet Explorer (6 or 7).
When the link is clicked on, IE responds as if it has no idea what to do with the link, and asks if I wis to save the output to a file.

Is there something generically amiss happening with these days?

I have just experienced this again after attempting to search for the article on "dengue fever".
it matters not whether the link is obtained via google search results, IE search results, or from the search box itself.
In all cases I get the popup window entitled "File Download - Security Warning"
which will ask "Do you want to save this file?"
with the following info displayed:
Name: Dengue_fever
Type: unknown File Type, 31.1 KB
[Save] [Cancel]

...what gives? Is the link missing an extension or something?
...or are my IE installations missing a configuration option...?

I have seen this same thing on multiple computers and with different versions of IE.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2008-12-28 21:48:37 UTC
Might be a couple more of these entries floating around, should be consolidated.

Basic summary:
* Sometimes a page gets stuck in the proxy caches that's gzipped but not marked as gzipped. Browsers pulling the cached page get confused and offer to download the file instead of viewing it.
* Purging the page (edit or action=purge) eliminates the broken item.

We see reports from IE users usually, though this isn't necessarily a universal and may just be due to greater usage.
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2008-12-30 04:18:59 UTC
*** Bug 16787 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2009-03-09 23:24:53 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 7098 ***

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