[LON-CAPA-users] Safari on OS X

Gerd Kortemeyer lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Thu, 21 Aug 2003 16:20:52 -0400


Yes, we just independently discovered that. It is a bug in the current 
Safari - LON-CAPA sends out MIME type headers saying


but Safari in the current version ignores them and goes by the file 
extension rather than the stated MIME-type. Since Safari does not know 
what to do with "MIME-type problem," it starts downloading it. Until 
Apple gets that fixed again in a future version, I would recommend 
Mozilla on MacOS 10.2, which works great. My primary computer is a 
MacOS 10.2 laptop, and I use Mozilla all the time.

- Gerd.

On Thursday, August 21, 2003, at 11:37  AM, Todd Ruskell wrote:

> Hi all,
> I know that Safari is listed as a supported browser, but I had a 
> student
> using Mac OS 10.2 and Safari 1.0 who had difficulty opening homework
> folders in my course.  She could view all other resources fine, but
> Safari insisted on trying to download the *.problem files within the
> folder, and didn't even display the list of problems, let alone open an
> individual problem properly.
> She could view and work with them just fine under IE.
> I'm not a Mac or Safari person, so I really didn't have any sage advice
> for helping to get her favorite browser to work.  Any ideas here?
> Thanks,
> Todd
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