Cannot download data URIs

Confirmed Issue #4282810 • Assigned to Nishant N.


Aug 18, 2015
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Reported by 5 people

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Steps to reproduce


Repro Steps:

html example:

<a href="data:application/octet-stream;base64,MIIGHgI…BAzCCBevdV3AgIIAA==" download="test.p12">Download Certificate</a>

I had to cut the example for the 2000 chars limitation, see complete example here:

Expected Results:

I would expect the contents of the link to be downloaded.

Actual Results:

Dev Channel specific:



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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Kamen M.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Venkat K.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Venkat K.” to “Steve B.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

      Changed Title from “Link with application/octet-stream hangs in Edge” to “Cannot download data URIs”

      Changed Assigned To from “Steve B.” to “IE S.”

      Changed Assigned To from “IE S.” to “Steve B.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Steve B.” to “Nishant N.”

      Changed Title from “Cannot download data URIs” to “Cannot download data URIs”

    • any updates on this? it still seems to be an issue.

    • what is the deal? is this a dead issue? will it be addressed? or at least responded to?

    • Ran into this as well. This makes my application currently unusable in Edge.

    • happens on every data:application type.

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