User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; fi; rv:126.96.36.199) Gecko/2008120122 Firefox/3.0.5 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729) Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; fi; rv:188.8.131.52) 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
wget -S http://fcmokoma.com/tab/guitarpro/NujerraIhminen.gp4 --04:51:35-- http://fcmokoma.com/tab/guitarpro/NujerraIhminen.gp4 => `NujerraIhminen.gp4' Resolving fcmokoma.com... 184.108.40.206 Connecting to fcmokoma.com|220.127.116.11|: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/18.104.22.168a mod_log_bytes/1.2 mod_bwlimited/1.4 mod_auth_passthrough/1.8 FrontPage/22.214.171.12435 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
So why this is not a problem in firefox 2 or IE?
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
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Version: unspecified → 3.0 Branch
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