User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.5b) Gecko/20030827 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.5b) Gecko/20030827 any compressed .rar files are opened by mozilla instesd of being downloaded, nspite of having a corporate version of winrar installed and configured in the helper applications section of 'preferences'. As far as i know, this is not due to any changes made by me, as i have reinstalled mozilla on a new copy of winxp and not changed the defaults. these rar files come out as gibberish, and as some sites disable the 'save as' feature, it becomes impossible to download. it works with any .rar file, so no need of me to list a webpage Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.click on the link 2. 3. Actual Results: a page full of gibberish opened up, the textual version of the .rar file Expected Results: displayed the option window asking to open via default application or save to disc Theme: Pinball (same problem with the rest) Computer config: P4 2.6C, Geforce FX5900 ultra, Soundblaster live, Windows Xp (not sp1), 512 mb ddr, 120 gb hdd
Yes, you do need to list a URL. It's most like that the site is serving the RAR file as text/plain, so Mozilla treats it as text like it's been told to. If you search Bugzilla, you will find several bugs on RAR files served incorrectly as text/plain. http://mecha.mozilla.org/webtools/bugzilla/buglist.cgi?query_format=&short_desc_type=allwords&short_desc=rar&product=Tech+Evangelism&long_desc_type=substring&long_desc=&bug_file_loc_type=allwordssubstr&bug_file_loc=&status_whiteboard_type=allwordssubstr&status_whiteboard=&keywords_type=allwords&keywords=&emailassigned_to1=1&emailtype1=exact&email1=&emailassigned_to2=1&emailreporter2=1&emailqa_contact2=1&emailtype2=exact&email2=&bugidtype=include&bug_id=&votes=&changedin=&chfieldfrom=&chfieldto=Now&chfieldvalue=&cmdtype=doit&remaction=run&namedcmd=Release+blockers&order=Reuse+same+sort+as+last+time&field0-0-0=noop&type0-0-0=noop&value0-0-0= Without a URL, this bug should be resolved invalid for lack of information.
No response from reporter -> IMHO this could be marked as INVALID.
well, as this is shown to be a fault of the website designer, it should be passed on as a bug. But the fact remains that this is going to be an inconvenience to many. Ie does not give problems, but mozilla does. While this may be pretty biased, not being able to do the things IE can, being able to render stuff which IE can properly, may be a major pitfall in the adaptation of mozilla by its end users.
Should be better with this fix in Moz 1.7a/FB 0.8 builds. Handling of Files with text/plain MIME Type By default, Apache serves unrecognized files with a text/plain MIME type. As a result, Mozilla now asks the user what to do when it encounters a file with a MIME type of either text/plain, text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 or text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1 (bug 220807). Reporter, can you give us an example URL?
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 220807 ***