This is two related RFEs. (a) Add a menu option called "View As..." to allow you to view something as another media type. Very popular would be view as text. This would allow for example a poor man's page source (minus the syntax highlighting features). Also useful would be if the page is stuffed up and expects a browser, ie IE, to go by extension rather than media type, since you could manually override this. (b) When you get the dialog that says More Info/Pick App/Save File/Cancel, add another option "View As...".
Updating QA Contact.
Move to M20.
updating qa contact
Move to "Future" milestone.
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Since Don has left, Vishy is taking his bugs in bulk, pending reassignment. thanks, Vishy
nav triage team: Too much work to support translation between media types and do it well, not going to get to this for beta1, marking nsbeta1-
Does the underlying functionality exist? Editor needs to be able to tell .js files to be loaded as text, for example, so that we edit them like text files (since they are UTF-8 and many text editor can't deal with that). How hard would it be to override the document's MIME type some time early in the loading process?
Can someone in the know say if there is anything here that requires API changes that should be nominated as needing to be in before Mozilla 1.0?
This would be a very useful feature, because (shamefully), it would make it easier for http server administrators to verify they selected the right MIME type w/o repeatedly reconfiguring their server...
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Given that Vishy's no longer working on Mozilla, perhaps bz or law would like this one...
Reassigning to a real person.
(continuation/addition to my bug that as a dupe of this) this bug is really obnoxious on scripted redirects .. like download trackers .. because save link as saves it as the tracker file .. ie .. tracker.cgi instead of myfile.rar .. I know this mostly is a server side issue and all .. but this is getting me really annoyed with mozilla .. when download links start showing up as plain text instead of downloading .. could someone update here if they're working on a fix for this please.
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Related/dupe: Bug 57342, Add "View as Text" option for unknown mime content-type.
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I'm trying to address this bug through a mozdev.org project based around a nsIHttpNotify component. I'm trying to change the content type in nsIHttpNotify::OnExamineResponse via a call to nsHttpChannel::SetResponseHeader("Content-Type", ...) This is explicity blocked in nsHttpChannel.cpp:2734 (returns NS_ERROR_ILLEGAL_VALUE) Any chance of getting a patch accepted that would change this behavior?
Why not just call SetContentType instead?
Oops. I've got it working now -- if I change from text/html to text/plain, I get html source in my browser window, as expected. Thanks!
I have a project at http://forcecontenttype.mozdev.org that would address the original fellow's issue.
y'know, this bug's summary sucks, I was unable to find it. anyway, my work in bug 57342 adds the required backend stuff, and will probably add the ui too. taking.
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actually... I will not fix a) from comment 0, at least not anytime soon, so back to default owner; I'll do b) in bug 57342.
Bug# 207154 is a duplicate of this bug I am looking to get context menu like attachment 125014 [details]
The extension at http://forcecontenttype.mozdev.org/ looks perfect, at least until this behavior is implemented in the main codebase. Unfortunately it won't install in Firefox (1.0.2+). This bug has been open for 6 years. We should be mortified.
Edward, who is this "we"? Some people have been working on the back-end changes needed to fix this correctly. If you think you can do a better job, feel free to fix the bug -- notice the "helpwanted" keyword.
(In reply to comment #27) > Edward, who is this "we"? Some people have been working on the back-end changes > needed to fix this correctly. If you think you can do a better job, feel free > to fix the bug -- notice the "helpwanted" keyword. Sorry if my info is out of date. From this bug report, the only signs of activity in 5 years are vague mentions of internals and one extension 2 years ago. If something's being done, there's no indication here. What is the current state of affairs?
The forcecontenttype UI is really overkill for this, something like bug 57342 comment #143 sounds perfect - a View->Show As or View->MIME Type menu item next to Character Encoding.
Recently I was trying to view DTD file in Firefox 1.0.7 - with no luck at all. It was either providing option to save file on local disk, or open it with default external application. Unfortunately, I would like to view it as XML - convenient but not available. So there is my .50 cents. (And a vote too)
The "Open in Browser" addon (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/8207/) does exactly what is needed, at least in my opinion. It should be included by default.