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Setting Firefox as the Default Browser does not associate *.htm or *.shtm files.




13 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: Daniel Smith, Assigned: Blake Ross)


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13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040626 Firefox/0.8
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040626 Firefox/0.8 (Actually v0.9.1)

Originally, IE was my default browser. I recently changed it to 0.9 (from 0.8
earlier) and afterwards installed 0.9.1. I created blank files of the following
types: *.htm, *.html, *.shtml, *.shtm, *.asp, *.cfm, *.php, *.sgm, *.sgml,
*.stm, *.stml, *.wrl, *.dwt.  Only *.html and *.shtml are currently associated
with Firefox (granted not all of these SHOULD be but they all contain HTML code
and COULD be loaded in the browser)  At least *.htm and *.shtm should be associated.

Reproducible: Didn't try
Steps to Reproduce:

Comment 1

13 years ago
See also bug 144802. It has a patch with review, maybe some progress can be made

Comment 2

13 years ago
With Firefox 0.9.3 (and 0.9.2) I found that setting Firefox to be default
browser did not associate it as the default programme for .html or .htm.  In
fact not for any locally stored files.

Seems to have gone from claiming control of everything people didn't want it to
(ie jpegs and other graphic files) to nothing at all!

Comment 3

13 years ago
I can acknoledge it on my system (win2k sp4) with Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U;
Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041015 Firefox/0.10.1

Requesting status "confirmed"

Comment 4

13 years ago
Firefox shouldn't be associated with .shtml or .php etc. as these are only
useful for web server, and provided they're using the correct MIME type then
they don't need their file type associated.

I think this is invalid/wontfix.

Comment 5

13 years ago
But firefox should be associated to .htm as well as its already associated to .html

Comment 6

13 years ago
I just tested it and Firefox (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US;
rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041031 Firefox/1.0RC2) does register itself as the handler for
.htm and .html files.

Therefore, it seems, this bug is dealing with the fact that Firefox isn't set as
the handler for *.shtm, *.asp, *.cfm, *.php, *.sgm, *.sgml,
*.stm, *.stml, *.wrl, *.dwt. I think this should be a wontfix.

I think if Firefox is set to handle .shtml then it should handle .shtm too but
most of these other formats shouldn't be associated with a browser.
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12 years ago
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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