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: 1. 2. 3.
See also bug 144802. It has a patch with review, maybe some progress can be made there.
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!
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"
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.
But firefox should be associated to .htm as well as its already associated to .html
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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