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Issue 109288: DevTools doesn't produce a good message for downloads handled by chrome's download manager
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Status:  WontFix
Closed:  Oct 17

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Project Member Reported by, Jan 5, 2012
This bug is split off from  issue 104331 , which encompasses both this bug and the fact that under some circumstances chrome doesn't appear to actually download files.  This bugis targetted at the DevTools portion of 104331.  

Copying the initial bug report and first comment:

Chrome Version       : 15.0.874.120
OS Version: OS X 10.6.8
URLs (if applicable) : N/A
Other browsers tested:
     Safari 5: OK
  Firefox 6.x: OK
     IE 7/8/9: Not available for me

What steps will reproduce the problem?

1. Serve a file somewhere using the header Content-Type: binary/octet-stream, e.g. (I will leave this up for a few days only)
2. Click on a link pointing to that file

What is the expected result?

- The file should download.

What happens instead?

The download is cancelled before it completes and is shown as Status: (canceled) in the inspector and the file does not download, or sometimes partially downloads.

Attached is a screenshot of the inspector.

- Files uploaded to Amazon S3 by default get this content type, unless you upload via the web console. 
- Older versions of Chrome (not sure how old) used to work fine with this.
- I've tested on two different computers and saw the same problem.
- I know the official way to download files is with a Content-Disposition header, but it wasn't necessary in the past and other browsers seem happy without this.

UserAgentString: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_8) AppleWebKit/535.2 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/15.0.874.120 Safari/535.2

Comment 1 by, Nov 18, 2011
The "canceled" description is likely because the download is being handled by Chrome's download manager rather than WebKit.

If Chrome's download manager isn't handling the file correctly, then that's a different problem. If you can reproduce this, can you provide a net-internals dump using the instructions here:

I was unable to reproduce the problem on my own machine.

DevTools folks: Should there be a clearer message for downloads being handled by Chrome's download manager?  

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Oct 11, 2012
 Issue 107414  has been merged into this issue.
Oct 11, 2012
 Issue 110217  has been merged into this issue.
Dec 4, 2012
 Issue 163687  has been merged into this issue.
Mar 10, 2013
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Labels: -Area-UI -Feature-DevTools Cr-Platform-DevTools Cr-UI
Sep 30, 2013
#5 pdknsk
This should really be fixed.
Aug 1, 2014
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Oct 17, 2014
Seems to be already fixed.
Status: WontFix
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