I want to open .ps.gz files with the same program as .ps files Mozilla does not allow 2 dots in the extension field. the extension "ps.gz" is reduced to "psgz". Would be nice to allow the dot in the middle.
To file handling... This is likely a dup of the bug about recognizing content-encoding from files and the like...
Assignee: asa → law
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Browser-General → File Handling
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: doronr → sairuh
no, this is not abount recognizing anything this is about file extensions containings dots.
A file extension cannot contain dots by definition.... They are dot-delimited. What you're really asking for sounds like wildcard matching of filenames to mimetypes (so *.ps.gz would map to application/postscript, eg?) Thing is, just mapping .ps.gz to application/postscript is not sufficient unless your helper does its own gunzipping. Another approach is to be able to map .gz to gzip-encoded (so that mozilla gunzips it before passing to helper), map .ps to application/postscript, and have mozilla do the right thing with .ps.gz (gunzip and pass to application/postscript helper). I feel the "other approach" is better, but the one you ask for is admittedly more flexible....
okay, I renamed the summary to wilcard matching of filenames to mimetypes. This would really be nice to have.
Summary: file extensions should allow multiple extensions → wildcard matching of filenames to mimetypes
Assignee: law → nobody
QA Contact: chrispetersen → file-handling
Component: File Handling → File Handling
Product: Core → Firefox
Target Milestone: Future → ---
Version: Trunk → unspecified
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