Open Bug 568444 Opened 13 years ago Updated 6 months ago
For MS Visio files with extension *.vsd the "Open With
.." option not available
(Firefox :: File Handling, defect)
(Reporter: muzungu, Unassigned)
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.3a5pre) Gecko/20100526 Minefield/3.7a5pre Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.3a5pre) Gecko/20100526 Minefield/3.7a5pre For MS Visio files with extension *.vsd the "Open With.." option is not available in the "Opening" dialogue. It works, if the file clicked on is renamed to *.vdx (Visio XML). In both cases the file was recognized as "which is a: Microsoft Visio Drawing". Fiddling with mime types on the apache and fiddling in the "Options/Applications" dialogue did not help. Opera and IE do present a "Open With" option - hence I believe it is a Mozilla problem. The problem first occured on Mozilla 3.6.3. I just verified with this version. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Click on a link to a visio file named *.vsd 2. Check the Opening dialogue 3. Actual Results: Opening dialogue only presents the Save and Cancel options. Expected Results: Opening dialogue shall present the Open With option.
13 years ago
That's a problem on the webserver ; it is not sending the correct MIME-type for *.vsd files. It is doing it for *.vdx files though.
Hello, @Jo, I have problems agreeing with your comment: 1. there are many people having an issue with Visio files and only with Visio files (giyf.com); I have difficulty believing that all these persons, including myself since years, have badly configured web servers. This guy for example states that he checked the mimetype http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=637149 2. I currently have the issue with Visio files on SharePoint servers, I would tend to assume that Microsoft knows how to properly handle such files, but I'd be more than happy to check it if you tell me how I could do this from the client side (no chance I get the information from the server admins, big corporate IT with people somewhere far away). Bottom line, in my opinion, this bug is more than confirmed. Cheers, Eric
12 years ago
Version: unspecified → Trunk
6 months ago
Severity: normal → S3
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