Re: Tellico 1.3.3 Released
Robby Stephenson <robby@...
2008-07-12 19:53:59 GMT
On Saturday 12 July 2008, Norbert Nemec wrote:
> So, may it be that tellico expects the URL to end in .bib? In that case,
> it will not work for many of the common journals that offer bibtex
> export but use a URL without a file ending.
> Furthermore, it seems that firefox does drag-and-drop differently than
> Perhaps, Tellico could just accept plain text per drag and drop and
> determine the type of the data automatically? That way, one could just
> drop a snippet of a bibtex file on Tellico to import that reference.
> Of course, in that case, it should also detect if the plain text does
> contain a URL which should then be opened and imported.
Thanks for poking at it. :) Tellico asks for the mime-type from the url and
expects it to be text/x-bibtex or application/x-bibtex for bibtex files. So
even it it doesn't end with .bib, if the http server reports a mimetype, it
For your example, when you select "open in firefox", the web server sends a
text/plain type, which Tellico doesn't know what to do with. Using
the "download to firefox" option sends a application/bibtex type, so it
looks like I need to add that.
But evidently, not many servers use a bibtex mimetype. Not even Google
scholar, which uses text/plain.
Konqueror and Firefox do handle drag/drop differently. One uses URLs as
text, the other as a link. I tried to handle both, but you can see it