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An amusing April Fool’s satire I ran across yesterday reminded me of a Connect bug that was reported back in the IE9 Beta. The HTML <video> control’s default context menu includes a “Save Video As…” menu option that allows saving the video to disk:
The user complained that, when browsing YouTube with HTML5 Video enabled, they were unable to Save Videos using the context menu. When we went to investigate, the problem was pretty obvious:
Users who aren’t familiar with Internet memes might not understand why the video isn’t saving properly, and at least a few have assumed this must be an unusual browser bug—it isn’t. We’ve asked our outreach team to request that Google remove this potentially-confusing gag.