Branch Cut for Mozilla Firebird 0.8

Wednesday December 17th, 2003

A branch has been created for the forthcoming release of Mozilla Firebird 0.8. The branch will allow Firebird 0.8 work to continue without the uncertainty caused by the daily changes made to the main Mozilla development trunk (currently frozen for Mozilla 1.6). However, critical trunk fixes will be merged into the new Firebird 0.8 branch.

Nightly builds from the branch will be available soon. They will feature a new mechanism for handling files served with a text/plain MIME type and new front end for XPInstall (the code used for installing things like extensions). Read Ben Goodger's post to the Firebird General forum for more information about the 0.8 branch.

#26 Re: Re: Re: re: MIME fix

by bzbarsky

Saturday December 20th, 2003 11:58 AM

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> then (Windows only) looking at the file name extension

In a word, NO. That is NOT what the patch does.

What it does is:

1) Determine whether there is any reasonable chance that the data is text/plain after all 2) If not, kick the data out to the external helper app handler and have it use the extension (on ALL OSes) or treat it as application/octet-stream.

In particular, text/plain content with a .html extension will NOT render in the browser content area with this patch (which is what would happen if the patch did what you claim it does)....