Gems problem

Jim Byrne
Tue, 18 Sep 2001 16:18:15 +0100

on 18/9/01 12:16 pm, Ken Dow at Me@KenDow.Com wrote:

> Jim
>> I am having a problem with Gems on my Manila Website. When clicking on Gems
>> that have been uploaded - the browser displays a mixture of weird characters
>> and text - sometimes no text, just the strange characters. The files
>> uploaded are Word documents - but the browser doesn't seem to recognise them
>> as work documents.
> Are you serving the gems from Frontier on a Mac? If so, there's a
> reported problem in that Frontier doesn't correctly set file types on
> uploaded gems.


Yes it is Frontier on a Mac.

> In the spirit of Manila love (go Brent!), the fix is in
> mainResponder.getFileMimeType:
> if system.environment.isWindows {
> objectType = string.replaceAll (objectType, " ", "");
> // strip spaces
> try {mimeType = user.webserver.prefs.ext2MIME.[objectType]}};
> if system.environment.isMac {
> try {mimeType = user.webserver.prefs.type2MIME.[objectType]}}
> If the second "if" statement checked for a missing file type and an
> extension and fell back on the method used for Windows, and if both
> of these MIME type tables fleshed out and synchronized, we'd be in
> business!

where in the process of adding/accessing a Gem is
mainResponder.getFileMimeType called? I have added some lines to this script
to debug the problem - but they are not being called at any point.

Jim Byrne Project Director, The Making Connections Unit, Glasgow Caledonian
University, Glasgow G4 OBA, 0141 331 3893

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