Support » Plugin: WP Document Revisions » Corrupted xlsx files, etc.

  • Matt

    (@etchells27)


    Cannot download password protected documents, and cannot open downloaded documents in MS Excel, etc…

    Latest WP version 5.1.1
    latest plugin version 3.2.1
    MacOS with Safari.
    I typically edit using the CPanel built-in code edit function which is set to UTF-8 by default. Not sure if BOM encoding is there or not.

    The 2 Excel (.xlsx) files on my website server open fine in Excel. These were uploaded to the website server using the plugin. I can open them directly from my computer over the internet (FTP).

    If I now download these files using the plugin, they will not open in Excel (Excel does not recognize the file structure).

    When I click on a document title in the list (the shortcode list), it tries to open the file in a new tab, as if it is a post.

    When I download the file, it gets an .html extension added to the filename. Why is that?

    Further discussion:

    If the document is password protected, it will not download (with Safari?). I think the download is waiting for the password to be entered. But no request or window is generated for the user to be able to enter a password. Eventually the download loses connection with the server. If I make the file public, it downloads, but with an added .html extension appended to the filename.

    I see on the internet some references to Safari adding .html extensions to downloads. I do not yet understand what is going on with this.

    However, even if I make the document public, then download it, then remove the .html extension, Excel cannot read the resulting file.

    So, possibly several issues here, or maybe all tied together.

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  • Matt

    (@etchells27)

    Further discussion…
    The plugin works as expected with Firefox. Even opens the document in Excel.

    So, must be a Safari issue.

    Matt

    (@etchells27)

    Works nearly as expected in Safari if not logged in as the website administrator. So, some aspect of being administrator fouls up how this works. Probably a feature.

    Plugin Author Ben Balter

    (@benbalter)

    Does the problem occur even when you deactivate all plugins and use the default theme?

    Matt

    (@etchells27)

    Because I isolated the problem as occurring only to the website administrator when running Safari, I have not gone down the route of turning off all the plugins and themes. The files download normally for any regular logged-in user (using either Safari or Firefox), and the plugin works well for the website administrator when running Firefox.

    I hesitate to muck around too much with the site now that I figured out a way to make it work. I can live with the Safari limitation, now that I know about it.

    Matt

    (@etchells27)

    Correction, the administrator running Firefox also has the problem.

    Something about being the administrator causes the hiccup (maybe). The admin gets to the website a different way, so that will take some investigation to uncover what is going on. I’m not a programmer, so I may just live with the way it is.

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