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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Extension downloading problem
Date Sun, 26 Aug 2012 01:37:32 GMT
On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 5:59 PM, Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@apache.org> wrote:
> Dave Fisher wrote:
>>
>> Has anyone inspected the MIME Type returned? If it is not a proper
>> one for OXT then it is possible that IE8 is doing detection of the
>> type.
>
>
> I had different results than Dave's, and I concluded I see different MIME
> types depending on the mirror I get, so this depends on how each individual
> mirror used by SourceForge is configured.
>
> Example with repeated attempts (strings are in Italian but it's easy to
> understand that the first and last one are right, the other mirrors are
> not):
>

Good work.  I'm copying Roberto on this, since it sounds like this
will need a configuration change on the SourceForge side.

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

-Rob


> $ wget http://extensions.openoffice.org/e-files/874/29/oracle-pdfimport.oxt
> Posizione:
> http://ignum.dl.sourceforge.net/project/aoo-extensions/874/29/oracle-pdfimport.oxt
> [segue]
> Lunghezza: 4899523 (4,7M) [application/vnd.openofficeorg.extension]
>
> $ wget http://extensions.openoffice.org/e-files/874/29/oracle-pdfimport.oxt
> Posizione:
> http://garr.dl.sourceforge.net/project/aoo-extensions/874/29/oracle-pdfimport.oxt
> [segue]
> Lunghezza: 4899523 (4,7M) [application/octet-stream]
>
> $ wget http://extensions.openoffice.org/e-files/874/29/oracle-pdfimport.oxt
> Posizione:
> http://heanet.dl.sourceforge.net/project/aoo-extensions/874/29/oracle-pdfimport.oxt
> [segue]
> Lunghezza: 4899523 (4,7M) [application/octet-stream]
>
> $ wget http://extensions.openoffice.org/e-files/874/29/oracle-pdfimport.oxt
> Posizione:
> http://dfn.dl.sourceforge.net/project/aoo-extensions/874/29/oracle-pdfimport.oxt
> [segue]
> Lunghezza: 4899523 (4,7M) [application/octet-stream]
>
> $ wget http://extensions.openoffice.org/e-files/874/29/oracle-pdfimport.oxt
> Posizione:
> http://freefr.dl.sourceforge.net/project/aoo-extensions/874/29/oracle-pdfimport.oxt
> [segue]
> Lunghezza: 4899523 (4,7M) [application/vnd.openofficeorg.extension]
>
> MIME types are defined at the web server level, so the configuration for
> each mirror is probably responsible for this difference. Then most browsers
> will get it right nevertheless, but some might be tricked by receiving the
> generic "octet-stream" type and interpreting it as a valid ZIP file (which
> is correct, but not the best thing to do of course) before checking if it is
> a valid OXT file as well.
>
> A simple test could be to ask people who report problems if they get
> different behaviors with
> http://garr.dl.sourceforge.net/project/aoo-extensions/874/29/oracle-pdfimport.oxt
> (which serves OXT as octet/stream) and
> http://freefr.dl.sourceforge.net/project/aoo-extensions/874/29/oracle-pdfimport.oxt
> (which serves OXT as application/vnd.openofficeorg.extension).
>
> Regards,
>   Andrea.

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