java 6 webstart plugins for firefox?

Markus Schönhaber ubuntu-users at
Mon Mar 31 15:37:04 UTC 2008

Karl Auer wrote:

> On Mon, 2008-03-31 at 17:01 +0200, Markus Schönhaber wrote:
>> I'm not sure, but my guess would be that there's no MIME-type mapping
>> which associates the javaws from your Java 6 with content of type
>> application/x-java-jnlp-file.
> I guess not! But somewhere this mapping exists for Java 5.

Propably. I'd suspect something in /usr/share/mime or ~/.local/share/mime.

>> Anyway, this cosmetic issue aside, is there still a *real* problem?
> No.


> However, I think cosmetic issues can sometimes be a symptom of a real
> problem - in this case that Firefox is doing some secret, undocumented
> mappings,

I haven't dug into this too deeply but to me it seems: "undocumented" -
maybe, "secret" - I don't think so. My bet is: firefox simply uses the
MIME-type mappings of the system.

> and does not appear to offer any interface to create, remove
> or correct such mappings.

Well, it asks you what to to and lets you select the application *you*
But it's not firefox' job to let you manipulate the MIME-type mappings
of the system.


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