Monday, November 7, 2011

chrome decode file names

If you browse with chrome be aware that it might decode the file name and save it as something different, for example, if you see a file named :
it will be saved as
on your hard drive.

will not be fixed.

response from the server when downloading a file:

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/octet-stream
Cache-Control: private, max-age=86400
Expires: Mon, 07 Nov 2011 20:07:17 GMT
Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2011 20:07:17 GMT
X-XSS-Protection: 0
Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="calc.ex%65"
Content-Length: 776192
X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff
Server: GSE

The file will be saved as "calc.exe". Maybe just a content-disposition header issue, but hey, that header is optional! (cynicism intended) 

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