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[Solved] Attachment behavior (since upgrade to phpBB 3.0.1?)

PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 9:54 am
by Hagar Delest
When you click an attachment here to download, is the file extension recognized by your browser? I used to have that behavior (.odt would be open with OOo then for example) but from a while, it just downloads, no dialog to open it with any application.

I've had troubles with my system so I'm not sure if it comes from my side or not (MIME issue?).

Re: Upgrade to phpBB 3.0.1

PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 1:05 pm
by DrewJensen
Did you ever have it with this forum? - I didn't think opened ( vs download ) ever here.

I'll move this to a new thread to continue the actual feature:
Should it? - actually it really should I suppose, at least for ODF files.
Should it be an option? - again I would think so
Would it make sense for it to open in a separate window?
Anyway, not sure how we would turn that on. Patch the phpBB code, use a java script?

Re: Attachment behavior (since upgrade to phpBB 3.0.1?)

PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 2:39 pm
by Hagar Delest
I've split the thread.

Yes, I had that behavior before. In Firefox, a popup would appear asking if I wanted to open the file with OOo or another application or if I wanted to download it. And there was a check box to set it as the default behavior, see attachment (works fine for a PDF on the French OOo web site):
Popup.png

So something has changed here it seems.

I think that comes from the MIME type that is not sent by the site, so the browser can't see what's arriving and just proposes to save it somewhere.

Re: Attachment behavior (since upgrade to phpBB 3.0.1?)

PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 3:38 pm
by Hagar Delest
For the record, it works fine at work on my W2k system. So it must be my Linux box, I'll try to have a look, don't spend time on this!