[Haskell-cafe] viewing HS files in Firefox

Isaac Dupree isaacdupree at charter.net
Sat Oct 27 19:13:20 EDT 2007

Dougal Stanton wrote:
> On 27/10/2007, Isaac Dupree <isaacdupree at charter.net> wrote:
>> When I try to go to one of the Module.hs files, e.g. on
>> darcs.haskell.org, it now has type HS and Firefox refuses to display it
>> (and only lets me download it).  Does anyone know how to make Firefox
>> treat certain file types as others (HS as plain text, in particular)?
>> so that I can browse them with any convenience
> I've looked into this before but haven't found a satisfactory answer.
> At best, you can get the offending MIME types to open in a third party
> text viewer. But I don't know how to force the internal text viewer.
> Actually, a thought occurs. The address bar prefix view-source: works
> for html. As in, "http://www.haskell.org" ->
> "view-source:http://www.haskell.org". This might be an effective
> workaround though I don't have a page to test it on right now.

hmm, taking


that works, but it's rather inconvenient to convince Firefox to put the 
URL into the address bar so I can type view-source in front.  I had to 
use "copy link location", make a new tab, and paste into the empty 
address bar (unless there's some way I didn't find)


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