There may be some platform-specific code that needs to be written to get the list of apps that is registered to handle a MIME-type or a content-type locally so that they can be offered as options to the user. beltzner, faaborg: should we be shooting to list all apps that are registered as knowing how to handle a specific content type, or just the default?
Target Milestone: mozilla1.9alpha6 → mozilla1.9beta1
The basics of this code already exist and are in the tree, which is to say that we can get at least one handler for a given protocol or MIME-type on any platform if it exists. I assert this is sufficient for Firefox3. Windows is improving its support for more apps in the MIME-type case in bug 348808. I suspect that at some point, the Mac and Linux code could be changed to do something similar, and probably want to be updated to newer system-level APIs.
Bug 400852 covers this for windows, and there are other bugs open for application picker support on other platforms.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 400852
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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