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  1. Problem accessing application/octet-stream files

    Hi,

    I have problem accessing application/octet-stream files in my FF 2.0
    browser.

    When i try to access sites, i get a stream of pop-ups saying the
    browser is unable to handle the file.

    Also, ' Do the same action ...' check box is also missing.

    What i get is just 'Save File' and 'Cancel' buttons.

    I end up with clicking the Cancel button every time.

    Is there any solution to this problem? This problem doesnt appear when
    i use IE 6.0

    Thanks in advance

    This is one of the sites where i face the problem -
    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/

    Cheers,
    Arun


  2. Re: Problem accessing application/octet-stream files

    _arun84@gmail.com_ spoke thusly on 19/01/2007 2:41 AM:
    > I have problem accessing application/octet-stream files in my FF 2.0
    > browser.
    >
    > When i try to access sites, i get a stream of pop-ups saying the
    > browser is unable to handle the file.
    >
    > Also, ' Do the same action ...' check box is also missing.
    >
    > What i get is just 'Save File' and 'Cancel' buttons.
    >
    > I end up with clicking the Cancel button every time.


    It's a bug, that will be fixed soon, when Firefox 2.0.0.2 is released.
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  3. Re: Problem accessing application/octet-stream files

    Chris Ilias wrote:
    > _arun84@gmail.com_ spoke thusly on 19/01/2007 2:41 AM:
    >> I have problem accessing application/octet-stream files in my FF
    >> 2.0 browser.
    >>
    >> When i try to access sites, i get a stream of pop-ups saying the
    >> browser is unable to handle the file.
    >>
    >> Also, ' Do the same action ...' check box is also missing.
    >>
    >> What i get is just 'Save File' and 'Cancel' buttons.
    >>
    >> I end up with clicking the Cancel button every time.

    >
    > It's a bug, that will be fixed soon, when Firefox 2.0.0.2 is
    > released.



    ?? Application octet stream is for an unidentified mime type. It can be
    anything.

    > The primary subtype of application, "octet-stream", may be used to
    > indicate that a body contains binary data. The set of possible
    > parameters includes, but is not limited to:
    >
    > TYPE -- the general type or category of binary data. This is
    > intended as information for the human recipient rather than for any
    > automatic processing.
    >
    > PADDING -- the number of bits of padding that were appended to the
    > bit-stream comprising the actual contents to produce the enclosed
    > byte-oriented data. This is useful for enclosing a bit-stream in a
    > body when the total number of bits is not a multiple of the byte
    > size.
    >
    > An additional parameter, "conversions", was defined in [RFC-1341] but
    > has been removed.
    >
    > RFC 1341 also defined the use of a "NAME" parameter which gave a
    > suggested file name to be used if the data were to be written to a
    > file. This has been deprecated in anticipation of a separate
    > Content-Disposition header field, to be defined in a subsequent RFC.
    >
    > The recommended action for an implementation that receives
    > application/octet-stream mail is to simply offer to put the data in a
    > file, with any Content-Transfer-Encoding undone, or perhaps to use it
    > as input to a user-specified process.
    >
    > To reduce the danger of transmitting rogue programs through the mail,
    > it is strongly recommended that implementations NOT implement a
    > path-search mechanism whereby an arbitrary program named in the
    > Content-Type parameter (e.g., an "interpreter=" parameter) is found
    > and executed using the mail body as input.



  4. Re: Problem accessing application/octet-stream files

    On 1/18/2007 11:41 PM, arun84@gmail.com wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I have problem accessing application/octet-stream files in my FF 2.0
    > browser.
    >
    > When i try to access sites, i get a stream of pop-ups saying the
    > browser is unable to handle the file.
    >
    > Also, ' Do the same action ...' check box is also missing.
    >
    > What i get is just 'Save File' and 'Cancel' buttons.
    >
    > I end up with clicking the Cancel button every time.
    >
    > Is there any solution to this problem? This problem doesnt appear when
    > i use IE 6.0
    >
    > Thanks in advance
    >
    > This is one of the sites where i face the problem -
    > http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/
    >
    > Cheers,
    > Arun
    >

    The specified site works in FF 2.0.0.1. The mime type is Text/html

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  5. Re: Problem accessing application/octet-stream files

    _Moz Champion (Dan)_ spoke thusly on 19/01/2007 6:56 AM:
    > Chris Ilias wrote:
    >
    >> It's a bug, that will be fixed soon, when Firefox 2.0.0.2 is
    >> released.

    >
    > ?? Application octet stream is for an unidentified mime type. It can be
    > anything.


    https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=347230
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    List-owner: support-firefox, support-thunderbird
    mozilla.test.multimedia moderator
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