[Project_owners] Re: QuickReply Download...

David Fraser davidf at sjsoft.com
Mon Aug 25 13:53:03 EDT 2003

Jed wrote:

> Hey there!
> This is Jed, project owner of Extension-Room 
> <http://extensionroom.mozdev.org/>.
> I ran by your extensions site today to download the latest 0.4b 
> release, and thought about your installation page.
> Over at extension-room we have created a PHP script for Thunderbird 
> xpi's so that when a user clicks on the install (in our case download) 
> link, it will not try and install the xpi in the current browser, but 
> will instead offer it as a download like it should (Changes the 
> mime/type).
> One can also right-click the file and save-as like normal.
> You can find the script here, feel free to link from it if you would 
> like. might save some hassles for users wanting to download quickreply.
> http://extensionroom.mozdev.org/download.php/http://any-URL-here/file.xpi
> i.e.
> http://extensionroom.mozdev.org/download.php/http://www.transpontine.com/thunderbird/QuickReply-latest.xpi 
> If you'd rather use the code locally (which both being on modev 
> doesn't make sense), you can grab the code here: 
> http://www.mozdev.org/source/browse/extensionroom/www/download.php?rev=1.10&content-type=text/x-cvsweb-markup 
> Although if you do use the code, please aggregate:
> ""
> //Original script by Cdn @ Extension-Room.
> //http://extensionroom.mozdev.org/download.php
> ""
> Cheers, and hope this helps you out.
> --JEd

Hi Jed, Project owners

Jed, Thanks for the tip! I'm not sure if this is a good way to sort out 
the problem as as far as I can see it means you're re redirecting the 
file from the mirrors through mozdev.org, which is exactly what the 
mirrors are trying to avoid...
On the other hand, a simple
  AddType application/octet-stream xpi
In an .htaccess file should do the trick.
Maybe these aren't enabled though ... I'm copying this to the project 
owners list to see...
Anyone on project_owners, Is it possible to allow the above in an 
.htaccess file?


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