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Opened 5 weeks ago

Closed 5 weeks ago

#54123 closed defect (bug) (worksforme)

Problem with the pptx file if I activate the "open in new tab" option.

Reported by: michalrama Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Media Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:

Description

Hello,

I uploaded a pptx file to the web. Then I inserted a link to it. The problem is when I enable the "open in new tab" option.

Opera, Opera GX and Chrome - open a new untitled tab that closes immediately and nothing more happens.

Firefox - displays the file download window.

Edge - opens two new tabs - untitled and the presentation itself (probably via PowerPoint Online)

When I deactivated the "open in new tab" option, a file download window will appear in all browsers.

It is logical that the browser cannot handle the presentation as with pdf, but this is a trivial mistake.

Please repair. Either the "open in new tab" option should be disabled or the file should be downloaded regardless of whether I enable the option or not.¨

Thank you

Change History (1)

#1 @audrasjb
5 weeks ago

  • Keywords needs-patch removed
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Severity changed from trivial to normal
  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Version 5.8.1 deleted

Hello, welcome to WordPress Core Trac and thank you for opening this ticket!

Sadly, this is not something WordPress can handle. A link is a link, and WordPress cannot command the final behavior of the user agent (= the browser). The final decision on whether to open the link or not is ultimately up to the browser.

Either the "open in new tab" option should be disabled or the file should be downloaded regardless of whether I enable the option or not.¨

This wouldn't be a good thing, as the behavior you have depends on the extensions/add-ons you activated on your browser, and also on the software you installed on your computer.

So to sum up: there is nothing we (WordPress developers) can repair here. We just have to generate links using the HTML standards, just like we do now :)

Thanks again for the ticket

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