Created attachment 43762 [details]
add registration of MS Office MIME types to Web plugin
Presently the Web plugin (which allows LibreOffice to display documents in browser windows) registers itself for StarOffice and OpenDocument MIME types but not for the Microsoft ones. This is inconvenient and inconsistent. Simple patch attatched which fixes this.
shouldn't that depend on some config item? For more consistence I would make this code depend on the options provided in the Load/Save > Microsoft Office options page.
See this code to know how to read those options:
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This bug was filed before the changes to Bugzilla on 2011-10-16. Thus it
started right out as NEW without ever being explicitly confirmed. The bug is
changed to state NEEDINFO for this reason. To move this bug from NEEDINFO back
to NEW please check if the bug still persists with the 3.5.0 beta1 or beta2 prereleases.
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How can this be moved forward? There's a patch. Was never merged it seems. Cédric provided some pointers, no update ever happened. Should this be set to invalid or how can this be moved forward? Is it even still valid?
NPAPI support is dying, so this bug may become moot.
See bug 45071 for more details about status of plugins/ODF on the web (and possible avenues for future development).
Since 4.4 we don't have this browser plugin anymore.