Downloaded resources marked as octet-stream can only be saved as text files

Issue #18967066 • Assigned to Erik A.


Benjamin T.
Sep 12, 2018
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When choosing to save a file that is marked as a octet stream (Content-Type: application/octet-stream) a Save-as dialog box will pop up. This allows the user to select the file name and location. However the file type can only be 'Text Document (*.txt)'

When trying the same in IE11 and Chrome the Save-as dialog box allows the user to select file name, location AND file type (by appending a file extension of choice)


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Venkat K.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Venkat K.” to “Erik A.”

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