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Firefox developer tools response garbarge

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Hi, I'm having an issue with Firefox developer tools response in the network tab. When I look at the response it's all garbage but when I look at it in Chrome or Charles proxy it looks fine.

To replicate: 1. Go to https://www.realestate.com.au/new-homes/ 2. Open up developer tools, switch to network tab and filter by .mst 2. On the webpage click `Explorer` sub menu item 3. Inspect the response of the .mst requests and it's garbage like: PHN0eWxlIHR5cGU9InRleHQvY3NzIj4uc3RhbmRhcmRfX3N0YW5kYXJkLWNvbnRhaW5lcl9fXzFGVFJ3e21heC13aW

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Isisombululo esikhethiwe

This isn't garbage, but Firefox shows the response encoded as base64 to avoid issues with characters that can't be displayed:

PHN0eWxlIHR5cGU9InRleHQvY3NzIj4uc3RhbmRhcmRfX3N0YW5kYXJkLWNvbnRhaW5lcl9fXzFGVFJ3e21heC13aW

decoded via atob('PHN0eWxlIHR5cGU9InRleHQvY3NzIj4uc3RhbmRhcmRfX3N0YW5kYXJkLWNvbnRhaW5lcl9fXzFGVFJ3e21heC13aW') this becomes:

<style type="text/css">.standard__standard-container___1FTRw{max-wi
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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

This isn't garbage, but Firefox shows the response encoded as base64 to avoid issues with characters that can't be displayed:

PHN0eWxlIHR5cGU9InRleHQvY3NzIj4uc3RhbmRhcmRfX3N0YW5kYXJkLWNvbnRhaW5lcl9fXzFGVFJ3e21heC13aW

decoded via atob('PHN0eWxlIHR5cGU9InRleHQvY3NzIj4uc3RhbmRhcmRfX3N0YW5kYXJkLWNvbnRhaW5lcl9fXzFGVFJ3e21heC13aW') this becomes:

<style type="text/css">.standard__standard-container___1FTRw{max-wi

Okulungisiwe ngu cor-el

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Thanks. Yep. I thought it might be encoded. I should have checked that. Is there a way to get the dev tools to show the response as unencoded text? Is it showing it as base64 because of the content-type `application/octet-stream`? I'm just trying to understand why it's different to html or text response for example.

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Yes, that is quite likely the cause as this application/octet-stream content-type can be used for all kind of data. I do not get .mst files when I visit your link, so I can't check its initiator. You will also see the response being encoded for (woff) font files. HTML files and image files are among the content that is rendered.

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Thanks. You need to click the Click the `explore` sub menu to get .mst files. See in my screenshot

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