Instead of just showing the icon for a missing plugin, it would be really nice if there was also (or instead?) a link there that simply allowed the plugged-in URL to be invoked in a helper app. I have standalone programs that can display most video formats, but none of them work as plugins. Yet, all web site designers assume that plugins work, and don't provide a direct link, so I always have to go digging it out of View Source. See also bug 188838. Really, making it so that clicking on the plugin icon invoked the helper app would be far more useful than going to the "plugin finder page" or whatever it does now.
isn't that excatly what plugger does ? ( http://fredrik.hubbe.net/plugger.html )
Yes, but plugger is halfassed: for example, you have to enumerate *every mime type* and if you missed one, you have to edit a file and restart Mozilla. Mozilla should just have this simple "fall back to helper apps" thing built in as the default "no plugin" behavior.
a helper app and a plugin is a little bit different. No scripting ... I don't think we should use a default fallback but we could have an option to assign one mime-type/extension to a helper app.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Huh? All I'm asking for is the insertion of an <A HREF> pointing at the actual data URL. I don't see how scripting is relevant to this -- it's not like scripting works anyway in the case where this matters (the "I don't have a plugin at all" case!)
I mean this : Force the user to get the plugin because a few/some/many pages use plugin scripting. If the user don't want a plugin it should be possible to assign it to a helper app. (and not by default if there is no plugin)
Marking this as blocking the other bug on this, since comment 4 points out exactly how this should be done. Nominating; this would be simple to do and provide a lot of benefit to the user.
setting fields to match bug 116027
Priority: -- → P5
Target Milestone: --- → Future
Keywords: nsbeta1 → nsbeta1-
Going to track this in one bug.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 116027
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