User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; SunOS sun4u; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021210 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; SunOS sun4u; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021210 If the choosed helper application is unreadable (though executable) Mozilla won't execute it. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Click on link to file-type that will get the helper application dialog started. 2. Click "Choose". 3. In the file dialog enter the path to program with unreadable binary. (In my case "/usr/ucb/lpr".) Actual Results: A dialog saying "File /usr/bin/lp" is not readable is showed Expected Results: Started the application. (In this page print the document.) This problem is probably general, but I haven't tried on any other platform than the specified. From my specific case you can see that Mozilla follows the symbolic link /usr/ucb/lpr to /usr/bin/lp. Note that on unix an application can very well be executable even if it's not readable.
This is because the filepicker does not yet have a "select application" mode....
15 years ago
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