[Project_owners] Re: QuickReply Download...

David Fraser davidf at sjsoft.com
Mon Aug 25 13:57:59 EDT 2003

David Fraser wrote:

> 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?
> Thanks
> David 

OK, the .htaccess file I added as now come through on the mirrors, and 
this does in fact work, so no need to reply...


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