Closed Bug 83808 Opened 22 years ago Closed 22 years ago
mozilla crashes on helper apps with no file extension
ummm, this is a longstanding bug in mozilla that everyone seems to be overlooking. It's repeatable with every helper application, not just realplayer. No-one has fixed it, and it's been there since version 0.7 of mozilla. I wish somebody would take this bug seriously. heck, I even know where the fault in the logic is. The reason mozilla crashes is that whenever it saves a temporary file for playback with a helper app it saves it with a file extension equal to what you insert into the requester, if you don't enter in an extension and mozilla trys to execute a prog it can't find a file extension and doesn't know how to proceed so it just crashes. an easy, (but cheesed), fix for this problem would be to not allow people to leave that requester without filling in that blank, a more complete solution would be to program into mozilla a more intelligent way of handling such an error, ie go off of the file extension that's already there instead of compoletely renaming the file, or even better, not depend on the file extension at all for file identification and just use the player that has the correct mimetype. But hey, what do I know.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 60180 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 22 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
If this bug is really NOT FIXED YET even though it was RESOLVED DUPLICATE in 2001, of something which is now VERIFIED WORKSFORME, the DUPLICATE should be removed. Or maybe it is indeed a duplicate and is not manifest anymore. Either way NOT FIXED YET does not belong in a one-line summary of the bug's permanent characteristics. The only real action on this bug happened in 2001. Maybe it belongs in Core rather than in SeaMonkey.
Summary: mozilla crashes on helper apps with no file extension. NOT FIXED YET. → mozilla crashes on helper apps with no file extension.
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