Firefox upload mimetypes

Jochen Haemmerle mail at
Wed Feb 8 02:43:04 PST 2006

Hi everyone,

I discovered a problem with my firefox yesterday.

I try to upload a zip-file to a webapplication and firefox sets the
mimetype of the submitted content to "application/octetstream" instead of
using "application/zip" or "application/x-zip". The webapp doesn't accept
the "octetstream" mimetype. It expects "zip" or "x-zip"
Using Konqueror(kde 3.5.1) it works just fine.
Is there any way how I can configure my firefox to use these mimetypes?

I'm running FreeBSD 6-Stable (if this has anything to do with it).


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