file upload via POST presents an incorrect mime type to server

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 373621

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defect
RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 373621
15 years ago
11 years ago

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(Reporter: tom_wilde, Assigned: bugs)

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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041020 Firefox/0.10.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041020 Firefox/0.10.1

ETHEREAL SESSION GRAB
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Basically the bug is this:
I'm uploading a PDF file to the server but Firefox thinks my file is a gif [it's
not]

excerpt from below:
   Content-Disposition: form-data; name="upload_file"; filename="11_04.2.pdf"
   Content-Type: image/gif

thought you guys should know..



POST /KPMG_Project_1/respondDocumentAdd HTTP/1.1
Host: localhost:8080
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041020 Firefox/0.10.1
Accept:
text/xml,application/xml,application/xhtml+xml,text/html;q=0.9,text/plain;q=0.8,image/png,*/*;q=0.5
Accept-Language: en-us,en;q=0.5
Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate
Accept-Charset: ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7
Keep-Alive: 300
Connection: keep-alive
Referer: http://localhost:8080/KPMG_Project_1/view_document_add

Cookie: tree-s="eJzTyCkw5NLIKTDiClZ3hANXW3WuAmOuxEQ9AIOOB9Q";
_ZopeId="26516302A1rEO5LfwMw"; _DFE_expert="0"; _DFE_filter=""
Authorization: Basic YWRtaW46YWRtaW4=
Content-Type: multipart/form-data;
boundary=---------------------------16503769819736174781113397361
Content-Length: 11877702

-----------------------------16503769819736174781113397361
Content-Disposition: form-data; name="return_url"

http://localhost:8080/KPMG_Project_1

-----------------------------16503769819736174781113397361
Content-Disposition: form-data; name="progressor_id"


-----------------------------16503769819736174781113397361
Content-Disposition: form-data; name="upload_file"; filename="11_04.2.pdf"
Content-Type: image/gif

%PDF-1.4%....
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Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
sorry - found this on a closed system, however it should be easy enough to
reproduce with a simple page and ethereal to grab the session
Actual Results:  
During a HTTP POST:
  Content-Disposition: form-data; name="upload_file"; filename="11_04.2.pdf"
  Content-Type: image/gif

pdf != gif sorry!

Expected Results:  
pdf == pdf

zope was the backend but since this was a POST that should matter...

Comment 1

14 years ago
I've also had similar problems, also uploading to a Zope server.  IE works fine,
so it's not the server. I originally reported this under 288793 but this report
is a much better fit.

After upgrading from Firefox 1.0.3 to 1.0.4 with Windows XP I have problems
uploading pdf files to my website.  The website runs Plone, a CMS.  I upload to
a "File" content type and the site is supposed to detect the mime type and save
it with the file.  With an upload from Firefox it's detecting "text/unknown". 
With Internet Explorer it detects "application/pdf".  This causes all sorts of
problems when the site displays it, but that's not the issue here.

Comment 2

14 years ago
Here's a fix, but I don't know why it happened.  In a file called
C:\Documents and Settings\????\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\default.qcm\mimeTypes.rdf I found this entry:

  <RDF:Description RDF:about="urn:mimetype:text/unknown"
                   NC:value="text/unknown"
                   NC:editable="true"
                   NC:fileExtensions="pdf"
                   NC:description="Adobe Acrobat Document">
    <NC:handlerProp RDF:resource="urn:mimetype:handler:text/unknown"/>
  </RDF:Description>

I changed it to:

  <RDF:Description RDF:about="urn:mimetype:application/pdf"
                   NC:value=" application/pdf "
                   NC:editable="true"
                   NC:fileExtensions="pdf"
                   NC:description="Adobe Acrobat Document">
    <NC:handlerProp RDF:resource="urn:mimetype:handler: application/pdf "/>
  </RDF:Description>

Then, after I had restarted Firefox, the uploads worked properly again.  I
don't know how this entry got there.
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
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Resolution: EXPIRED → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 373621
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