Closed Bug 219076 Opened 16 years ago Closed 16 years ago

Wrong mime-types from lousy servers should be ignored


(Firefox :: General, defect)

Not set





(Reporter: waldeinburg, Assigned: bugzilla)




User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030911 Mozilla Firebird/0.6.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030911 Mozilla Firebird/0.6.1

Try to open in Firebird. You'll
get the message:
 The file "headingss.htm" is of type iso-8859-1 (HyperText Markup Language), and
Mozilla Firebird does not know how to handle this file type."
A web-browser that doesn't knows HTML-files? :)
I have been told it's because the server sends the wrong mime-type (should be
text/html). I know idiotic sites and servers should be punished, but anyway: Why
not look at the file-extensions and give the opportunity to open it in the
current Firebird-session with mime-type set to text/html?

Saying "Open with /usr/local/MozillaFirebird" is not an option in this case:
After selecting another profile than the default (necessary because it's a new
session) it can't find the files it needs (headingss.htm specifies two frames
and the pages in the frames are expected to be in /tmp but they aren't).

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
- Open the URL
- Go to and click on the "Skip Intro and Enter Site" link.
Actual Results:  
Dialogbox asking what to do with the file (unknown mime-type).

Expected Results:  
At least give the opportunity to ignore the stupid server-settings and open as
it is: text/html.
WFM 20030830 PC/WinXP

This was fixed previously in bug 210229 on 31 July 2003.

If this can be confirming as happening by someone, then there's been some sort
of regression of that bug.
Still WFM after updating to 20030911 PC/WinXP.
this WFM too.

Reporter, if you still see this bug reopen 210229.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 210229 ***
Closed: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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