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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#16553 closed enhancement (fixed)

Display download size of zip files and add "Length" to HTTP headers

Reported by: hornlo Owned by:
Milestone: WordPress.org Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: WordPress.org site Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


The WordPress.org site does not display the size of plugin downloads, nor does it send that information in the HTTP headers to the browser.

I currently have about a 20% failure rate on large downloads, but because no size is given, I don't know that a download has failed until I verify the zip file (or compare its size to a previous version download).

Nor can a download resume (say with "wget -c") with the current file, but starts over. It's very frustrating to have a 1 MB download fail at 900 K.

Having the size would allow the browser to display an estimate of download time and allow it to detect a download failure.

Change History (2)

#1 @dd32
7 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to WordPress.org

#2 @Otto42
7 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Added Content-Length header to the plugin downloads.

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