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From Roberto Galoppini <rgalopp...@geek.net>
Subject Re: Extension downloading problem
Date Sun, 26 Aug 2012 17:17:18 GMT
On Sun, Aug 26, 2012 at 1:53 PM, Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@apache.org>wrote:

> Rob Weir wrote:
>
>> Also, I wonder if it would be worth submitting a patch for Apache.  It
>> looks like they have the other content types used by OpenOffice, but
>> not oxt files:
>> http://svn.apache.org/repos/**asf/httpd/httpd/trunk/docs/**
>> conf/mime.types<http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/httpd/httpd/trunk/docs/conf/mime.types>
>>
>
> Actually, it seems it's already been there for a while:
> $ svn annotate mime.types  | grep oxt
> 571614   fielding application/vnd.openofficeorg.**extension
> oxt
> $ svn log | grep 571614
> r571614 | fielding | 2007-08-31 23:57:29 +0200(ven, 31 ago 2007) | 3 lines
>
> and if I put an extension on my people.apache.org account I see it's
> served correctly (of course, this has nothing to do with the problem under
> discussion; but if problems come from an incorrect MIME type, then people
> reporting the problem should be able to download
> http://people.apache.org/~**pescetti/tmp/dict-it.oxt<http://people.apache.org/%7Epescetti/tmp/dict-it.oxt>
> correctly).
>

I confirm your suspects, it's a MIME config issue. I tested SourceForge
master, that works just fine, but not all mirrors do manage it correctly.
As a short-term solution for all extensions - either hosted at SourceForge
or at third party website - we report the following note:

*Note: some browsers may download the extension as a .zip file; if this
happens rename the downloaded file from .zip to .oxt*

We can then run a communication plan to inform both mirror and
third-parties.

Roberto


>
> Regards,
>   Andrea.
>

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