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bug#22671: 25.0.90; EWW: Redirects go to Firefox (rather than EWW)


From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#22671: 25.0.90; EWW: Redirects go to Firefox (rather than EWW)
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2016 17:07:40 +1100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.91 (gnu/linux)

raman <address@hidden> writes:

> Sometimes, sites send a redirect  with content-type text/html  but that
> text/html still gets handed to Firefox -- rather than EWW.
> One possible reason is that /etc/mailcap on ubuntu/trusty has this line:
> text/html; firefox -private-window %s; test=test -n "$DISPLAY"
>
> It has that for the other xml/html related mime types as well.

This has nothing to do with that, it turns out, but rather with the
eww-use-external-browser-for-content-type variable.  The URL redirects
to something with "Content-Type: audio/mpeg", and that matches that
variable, so it opens Firefox.

I think that that's really confusing, though.  It should just render it
as a link, and then people can do what they want with it...

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