Closed Bug 502528 Opened 11 years ago Closed 4 years ago
Firefox should offer to view .ZIP archives using its jar: protocol handler
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.2a1pre) Gecko/20090704 Minefield/3.6a1pre Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.2a1pre) Gecko/20090704 Minefield/3.6a1pre Firefox can display the contents of .ZIP files using its built-in jar: protocol handler. But Firefox will not offer to view the contents of .ZIP files or even .jar files. You have to know to change a URL like http://www.skierpage.com/moz_bugs/simple.myarchive to jar:http://www.skierpage.com/moz_bugs/simple.myarchive!/ Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Browse to remote .ZIP and .jar files. http://www.skierpage.com/moz_bugs/ has simple.zip (served as application/zip) and simple.myarchive (served as application/java-archive), which you can view and/or save locally. 2. Browse to local .ZIP and .jar files. Actual Results: Firefox won't offer to let you view the contents, even if the remote file is served with the "application/java-archive" mime type. Expected Results: When you click on a ZIP archive, Firefox should offer to "View archive contents in Firefox" and use its existing jar: protocol handler and jar:<URL>!/ trick to show you the contents. To view the contents of remote files served as application/zip using the jar:<URL>!/ trick, you have to change network.jar.open-unsafe-types to true in about:config. I don't know if this should apply if you explicitly choose the new "View archive contents in Firefox" option that I am proposing. When you save locally, you can always use the jar: trick regardless of extension without needing to change about:config; e.g. if you save a ZIP file as simple.blah in /tmp, then jar:file:///tmp/simple.blah!/ works. However, a general "View this file in Firefox as if it were [text/XML/ZIP archive/HTML/OGG]" capability seems like a separate bug.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 64286
The title of Bug 64286 is a wishlist for "web archive save/view support" of dozens of archive formats. I'm just asking to expose Firefox's existing ability to view ZIP archives. Doesn't sound like a duplicate to me :-(
Indeed, I meant this one.
Duplicate of bug: 132008
(In reply to comment #3) > Indeed, I meant this one. But bug 132008 proposes a wacky new syntax for jar: handling that conflicts with Sun's documented protocol. So I un-duped this. Firefox is a compliant JAR file viewer and adequate .ZIP file viewer, yet if I browse to a JAR file, Firefox won't offer to view it. Feel free to change my summary if it's unclear.
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---
I try to view content of zip file via line like: jar:/usr/share/doc/libboost1.58-doc/examples/libs/python/example/project.zip jar:file:///usr/share/doc/libboost1.58-doc/examples/libs/python/example/project.zip Firefox send that string to Google search. If except viewing files Firefox also render HTML/JS/CSS/IMG zip file content that would mean that we have CHM alternative!
jar: support will be disabled by default since Firefox 45 which is quite the opposite of this bug: https://www.fxsitecompat.com/docs/2015/jar-protocol-support-has-been-disabled-by-default/
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 11 years ago → 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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