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Re: Broken mime handling in netscape

On Fri, Jul 07, 2000 at 03:05:21AM +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:

> Has anybody worked out a way to get netscape's mime handling to work
> reliably and consistently? I'm getting sick of the following problem,
> and I'm sure I can't be alone.
> Currently, every time I click on a link to a plain text file, netscape
> downloads the text file and then seems to throw the result away. From
> what I've worked out in the past, this seems to be caused by the
> text/plain entries in /etc/mailcap - at least, if I go and delete
> those entries things start to work again. This is annoying, as things
> seem to work fine most of the time and I'm not sure it's deterministic
> - I haven't run an upgrade on this machine in a while, but as far as I
> can tell it's _just_ started happening again.
> I suppose my question is - where is the bug? Is it netscape,
> mime-support, or the packages using mime-support. And, more
> importantly, how can I work around this so I don't have to do it
> again!?!

This is a question for debian-user (followups there please).

Netscape should have an entry under Navigator*Applications like so:

Description: Plain Text
MIMEType: text/plain
Suffixes: txt,text

Handled by: Navigator

Sounds like maybe it got removed.

 - mdz

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