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Mozilla Firefox 2 Release Candidate 1 Available for Testing

Wednesday September 27th, 2006

Mozilla Firefox 2 Release Candidate 1 is now available for download. This preview of the next version of Firefox browser is aimed at Web Application Developers, testers and early adopters.

For more information, refer to the Release Notes.


#37 Handling of application/octet-stream changed

by eddiethehead

Friday September 29th, 2006 6:22 AM

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I really like 2.0 except one new "Feature" completely breaks my web application. We have an application for managing the companies documents where everyone can upload and retrieve all of our product documentation. When people are wanting to view a document we stream the file from the database using an application/octet-stream mime type so that they get the option to either save the file to their disk for later use or open it to view it. In IE, FF1.0 and FF1.5 this works great. In FF2.0 we only get the window to save to disk. I figure this was probably done for security, but the window tells me I'm downloading a Word document so why can't I open it in Word. I can see if I checked it to always say download for that type but I don't even have that option.