Edgewall Software

Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#10412 closed defect (fixed)

"Download in other formats: Plain Text" link at the bottom of this site wiki pages does not work in Firefox 7.0.1

Reported by: bdimych@… Owned by: Remy Blank
Priority: high Milestone: 0.12.3
Component: wiki system Version:
Severity: major Keywords: wiki, plain text
Cc: miked@… Branch:
Release Notes:
API Changes:
Internal Changes:


and in SeaMonkey 2.4.1 too

the error message is "Corrupted Content Error"

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by anonymous, 11 years ago

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comment:1 by Remy Blank, 11 years ago

Milestone: 0.12.3
Owner: set to Remy Blank

Can you please try one of the other major browsers (IE, Opera, Chrome, Safari)?

I have found this:

It's even in the release notes:

Firefox will now display a corrupted content error when it detects certain types of misconfigured servers. This is not a Firefox issue, please contact the website owner (see bug 681140).

So I guess we'll need to look through our headers.

comment:2 by Remy Blank, 11 years ago

Priority: normalhigh
Severity: normalmajor

And indeed, we are sending duplicate headers:

$ wget -S "http://trac.edgewall.org/wiki/WikiStart?format=txt"
--2011-10-15 09:18:30--  http://trac.edgewall.org/wiki/WikiStart?format=txt
Resolving trac.edgewall.org (trac.edgewall.org)...
Connecting to trac.edgewall.org (trac.edgewall.org)||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 
  HTTP/1.0 200 OK
  Connection: keep-alive
  Content-Disposition: attachment; x=y
  Content-Disposition: filename=WikiStart.txt
  Content-Type: text/plain;charset=utf-8
  Content-Length: 4949
  Set-Cookie: trac_session=96eb54ece2c7b1245c5141cb; expires=Fri, 13-Jan-2012 07:18:30 GMT; Path=/
  Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2011 07:18:30 GMT
  Server: lighttpd/1.4.19
Length: 4949 (4,8K) [text/plain]
Saving to: “WikiStart?format=txt”

100%[======================================>] 4.949       --.-K/s   in 0,03s   

2011-10-15 09:18:30 (155 KB/s) - “WikiStart?format=txt” saved [4949/4949]

The "x=y" looks weird.

comment:3 by Christian Boos, 11 years ago

Indeed, some weird workaround for some version of Safari: r5274. That was 4 years ago, probably not worth keeping any longer.

That x=y itself probably came at some point from http://greenbytes.de/tech/tc2231/#attmissingdisposition2

comment:4 by Remy Blank, 11 years ago

The issue should be fixed with [10832]. That changeset also fixes all Content-Disposition headers with a filename to use content_disposition() to ensure proper escaping.

There is a small behavior change, though: now, the "download as plain text" link will display the text in the browser, instead of forcing a download. The user can still save the text with "Save Page as…". I could restore the previous behavior, but I'm not sure we want that. For comparison, we don't force a download for any of the other conversions (CSV, TSV, SQL), it just so happens that the file extension triggers the download (at least in Firefox).

So, should I force the download?

comment:5 by Remy Blank, 11 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Bah, probably not. Let's close this.

in reply to:  4 comment:6 by Jun Omae, 10 years ago

Sorry about my reply to a year old ticket.

Replying to rblank:

So, should I force the download?

Yes, we should force at least Internet Explorer to download.

The reason is the same as…

  • Always send "Content-Disposition: attachment" headers where potentially unsafe (user provided) content is available for download. This behaviour can be altered using the "render_unsafe_content" option in the "attachment" and "browser" sections of trac.ini.
  • Fixed XSS vulnerability in "download wiki page as text" in combination with Microsoft IE.

from changelog for Trac


comment:7 by Remy Blank, 10 years ago

Too bad, I actually liked the possibility to view text files in the browser. Oh well…

Looks good, please apply!

comment:8 by Jun Omae, 10 years ago

Ok. Applied in [11233] and merged in [11234].

comment:9 by miked@…, 10 years ago

Sorry if this is unrelated but Seamonkey 2.4.1?

At http://www.seamonkey-project.org/ the latest version is 2.12.1, but I found this page from Nov. 2011: http://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/seamonkey2.4/

Can someone explain that to me?

comment:10 by Mike Doroshenko II <miked@…>, 10 years ago

Cc: miked@… added

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