Re: Netscape problem

Walter Ian Kaye (
Wed, 9 Oct 1996 13:41:07 -0700

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Date: Wed, 9 Oct 1996 13:41:07 -0700
From: Walter Ian Kaye <>
Subject: Re: Netscape problem

At 12:00p +0100 10/09/96, Peter Flynn wrote:
>I'm sorry to go slightly off-topic, but a co-worker here has a major
>problem which has gotten no response from the Netscape list, so I ask
>your pardon for borrowing your brains for a while.
>Soemone changed the setup for her MIME types so that text/x-sgml tries
>to save the file to disk rather than displaying it in raw text
>form. In the Options/Helpers panel, the "Display in Browser" is greyed
>out, so it can't be switched back. Switching it to "Ask User" only
>lets you pick "Save" or "Run App", not display it in the Netscape
>window. This is clearly a bug, but I can't find a way round it.
>This is Netscape 3.0 Gold under Win95, but I've uninstalled (and
>wiped) and reinstalled everything from 2.1 onwards and I can't find
>where to unset the flags.

It's a change from 2.x to 3.x, and evidently exists across all platforms
(it's the same on my PowerMac). My workaround is to make Netscape itself
registered as the "helper app". Downside is that you wind up with *two*
copies of the file (one with a numerical suffix) as Netscape saves a temp
copy as well and then opens that, but at least it works...

    Walter Ian Kaye <>     Programmer - Excel, AppleScript,
          Mountain View, CA                         ProTERM, FoxPro, HTML     Musician - Guitarist, Songwriter