Closed Bug 11281 Opened 21 years ago Closed 20 years ago
[feature] mime handler for xpi type
Summary: mime handler for xpi type → [feature] mime handler for xpi type
we need it so that when you click on a xpi (or JAR) file in the browser, we get to be the default handler.
We could hard-code this as another entry in nsMIMEService.cpp, but we really need to have a more extensible solution.
for now if you want to associate a mime type w/ a file extension, hard code it in nsMIMEService. It sounds like cathleen's talking about registering as a content type handler which gets into the eventsink getter registration stuff.
blocked until eventsinkgetter is more real.
Summary: [feature] mime handler for xpi type → [BLOCKED] [feature] mime handler for xpi type
doug, any updates on this ?
I think this is just another case of URL dispatching. URL dispatching looks at the content type (in your case, we'll make one up for xpi files), and finds the application to handle it (the installer). I'm going to mark this as dependent on the URL dispatching bug (although distinct from it) because taking care of this will still require a bit of work after that architecture is in place.
assigning to cathleen for escalation.
Summary: [BLOCKED] [feature] mime handler for xpi type → [BLOCKED][DOGFOOD][feature] mime handler for xpi type
Putting on Dogfood radar for PDT review.
Summary: [BLOCKED][DOGFOOD][feature] mime handler for xpi type → [BLOCKED][BETA][feature] mime handler for xpi type
Putting on PDT-...putting on [BETA] radar.
cathleen returns for m13
Bulk move of XPInstall (component to be deleted) bugs to Installer: XPInstall Engine
No time in M13
Removing PDT annotation now that dogfood nomination has been removed
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Summary: [BLOCKED][BETA][feature] mime handler for xpi type → [feature] mime handler for xpi type
PDT wants to know what we lose by not having this for B1?
We lose the ability to click on a link to launch a zippy install, all installs would have to be launched from scripted actions. Primarily this means users can't surf the mozilla.org (or netscape) ftp directories in order to install anything.
Setting second tier M14 priorities
Priority: P3 → P2
Did you put it on an anchor or put it on a button? Still seems like a pdt minus. Send additional comments directly to pdt alias if you have more info. Thanks!
pdt-, pushing to m15
Target Milestone: M14 → M15
I need to do this same this for cert auth, I can do both at the same time...
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
I really want this one.
Assignee: dveditz → dougt
PR2 feature. Doug has code working last week before he went on vacation.
checked in this evening.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 20 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Build: 2000-05-09-08-M16(MAC), 2000-05-09-09-M16(WIN), 2000-05-09-08-M16(LINUX) Click it, and the the confirmation dialog appears. Cool. Marking Verified!
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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