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Re: Content-Disposition: *sender* advice

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 10:57:30 +0100
Message-ID: <4D64DA0A.3030405@gmx.de>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 23.02.2011 09:20, Julian Reschke wrote:
> ...
> Depending on ordering, this advice either doesn't work for Firefox
> (including FF4), or for IE8 (and below). See
> <http://greenbytes.de/tech/tc2231/#attfnboth> and
> <http://greenbytes.de/tech/tc2231/#attfnboth2>.
> ...

Expanding on this:

1) We can't recommend to unconditionally *only* use the "filename*" 
format, as it's not supported by Safari (a), nor by IE on Windows XP (b).

2) We can't recommend to unconditionally send both, with "filename*" 
first, because it fails with IE on Windows XP (b). See 

3) We can't recommend to unconditionally send both, with "filename*" 
second, because it fails with Firefox, even in version 4 (c). See 

Further comments:

(a) Related Safari bug report is 
<https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=15287>, "rdar://4727992". My 
understanding is that this eventually will get fixed, but we won't know 
until it happens due to Apple's policy with respect to announcing products.

b) We could decide that this is not a problem because of Windows XP 
being phased out.

c) This has had a bug report and patch since September 2010 
(<https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=588781>), but 
unfortunately it won't be fixed in FF4. It would be awesome if the 
Mozilla developers would reconsider this.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 23 February 2011 09:58:17 UTC

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