User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:184.108.40.206) Gecko/20060308 Firefox/220.127.116.11 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:18.104.22.168) Gecko/20060308 Firefox/22.214.171.124 When I want to open a text/troff file by http, Firefox displays a meaningless message, e.g. "You have chosen to open efing.1 which is a: 1 file". 1 is not a file format, but a manual section. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Open http://www.vinc17.org/unix/efing.1 Actual Results: Firefox says: You have chosen to open efing.1 which is a: 1 file Expected Results: Firefox should have said: You have chosen to open efing.1 which is a: troff file (or possibly give the complete MIME type text/troff). With "file:" instead of "http:", the troff file is opened in Firefox as a text/plain file, so that there is no meaningless message in this case.
See also bug 335171.
This may be a dupe of bug 57342
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Networking → Networking: HTTP
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Mac OS X → All
Hardware: PowerPC → All
Summary: meaningless message when trying to open text/troff files (by http) → content type text/troff should be displayed as text (by http)
(In reply to Frankie from comment #2) > This may be a dupe of bug 57342 No (though fixing bug 57342 would fix this bug as a consequence), the problem I had reported was about a meaningless message "You have chosen to open efing.1 which is a: 1 file". Re-read the bug report. However I can no longer reproduce this problem (but now I'm under Linux, in case this was specific to Mac OS X): now Firefox 35.0 says "Troff document" instead of "1 file". This is correct.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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