Opened 6 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#9605 closed bug (fixed)

Web+ sometimes fails to download FTP URLs

Reported by: Kev Owned by: leavengood
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Applications/WebPositive Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: x86

Description (last modified by pulkomandy)

E.g. is hard to read because linebreaks are treated as regular whitespace in HTML, but it's not an HTML page. Not sure how firefox does it but wrapping in a <pre> tag in such cases would be an easy way to increase usability.

hrev45413 gcc4h.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by Kev

Still there on hrev46198.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by pulkomandy

The link in this ticket is FTP, which we currently don't open in Web+ at all. Do you have an example of an HTTP page where this happens?

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by Kev

Summary: Web+ displays text documents as HTMLWeb+ sometimes fails to download FTP URLs

Oh, interesting that it had sort of worked before. On hrev46756, Web+ launches a Terminal window and tries to download the file, but fails:

Connected to
220 WU-ftpd V2.1 FTP Server at MrUnix - Welcome!
331 Please specify the password.
230 Login successful.
Remote system type is UNIX.
Using binary mode to transfer files.
200 Switching to Binary mode.
250 Directory successfully changed.
250-Welcome to the official home of The Webalizer.
250-A Fast, Free web server log analysis program.
250-As always, if you encounter problems or have suggestions, drop
250-me a note at brad at mrunix dot net.
250-This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
250-but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
250-files "COPYING" (GNU General Public License) and "Copyright"
250-for more details.
250 Directory successfully changed.
local: README remote: README
227 Entering Passive Mode (184,173,240,168,252,65).
150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for README (102611 bytes).
ftp: local: README: Invalid Argument
226 Transfer complete.
225 No transfer to ABOR.
221 Goodbye.
Press any key

As you asked, I found an HTTP example,, which works fine vis. the OP. Another example not ending in .txt was, which also worked fine. So you're right, it's now an FTP-specific thing but the problem is a bit different than the original.

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by pulkomandy

Description: modified (diff)
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

The current FTP issue is tracked in #9905. When that is done we will have a nice directory listing, as was tested with file: and gopher: protocols already.

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