Firefox opens GuitarPro tabulature

VERIFIED INVALID

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VERIFIED INVALID
10 years ago
10 years ago

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(Reporter: johannes, Unassigned)

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3.0 Branch
x86
Windows XP
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Description

10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; fi; rv:1.9.0.5) Gecko/2008120122 Firefox/3.0.5 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; fi; rv:1.9.0.5) Gecko/2008120122 Firefox/3.0.5 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

Hi!

Firefox 3 opens GuitarPro tabulature instead of prompting to download or open in GuitarPro application.

This is a major pain in the ass, as the users of my tabulature site are flooding me with the emails about the tabs being broken.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Navigate to an URL of a GuitarPro tabulature file
2.
3.
Actual Results:  
Firefox opens the tabulature as a mess of characters

Expected Results:  
Firefox prompts for downloading the file or open it in GuitarPro

Comment 1

10 years ago
wget -S http://fcmokoma.com/tab/guitarpro/NujerraIhminen.gp4
--04:51:35--  http://fcmokoma.com/tab/guitarpro/NujerraIhminen.gp4
           => `NujerraIhminen.gp4'
Resolving fcmokoma.com... 213.239.210.55
Connecting to fcmokoma.com|213.239.210.55|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response...
  HTTP/1.1 200 OK
  Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 09:51:37 GMT
  Server: Apache/1.3.41 (Unix) mod_perl/1.30 mod_gzip/1.3.26.1a mod_log_bytes/1.2 mod_bwlimited/1.4 mod_auth_passthrough/1.8 FrontPage/5.0.2.2635 DAV/1.0.3 mod_ssl/2.8.31 OpenSSL/0.9.8b
  Last-Modified: Mon, 03 Dec 2007 08:51:02 GMT
  ETag: "1408f0d-c758-4753c376"
  Accept-Ranges: bytes
  Content-Length: 51032
  Keep-Alive: timeout=15, max=100
  Connection: Keep-Alive
  Content-Type: text/plain
Length: 51,032 (50K) [text/plain]

Now the important part of that is "Content-Type: text/plain". This shows the files your server is sending are claiming to be plain text files. Firefox does what it should with any text file, it displays it.

Configure your server to send the files with the content type application/octet-stream. Consult your web server's documentation on how to do this.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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Comment 2

10 years ago
So why this is not a problem in firefox 2 or IE?

Comment 3

10 years ago
Firefox 2 behaves the same as Firefox 3 on my system. IE makes a guess against the rules. For a brief summary see http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/mime-respect#bad-config-scenario

Updated

10 years ago
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Version: unspecified → 3.0 Branch
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