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October 13, 2008

Viewing application/json mime type docs in your browser

Filed under: Development — adallow @ 10:22 am
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Normally firefox will pop up and ask you to view application/json as a file (like a file download). This can get annoying.

To view this in Firefox 3 Directly you can use ‘Open in Browser’ add in:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/8207

or the JSONovich is a Firefox extension that pretty-prints and colorizes JSON content.

http://lackoftalent.org/michael/blog/json-in-firefox/

To associate it with an external application directly you can use Firefox ‘MIME Edit’.  It word with Firefox 2. You can get it from: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4498

You can do the same in IE without needing a tool by updating the Windows Registry as follows:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\application/json]
“CLSID”=”{25336920-03F9-11cf-8FD0-00AA00686F13}”
“Encoding”=hex:08,00,00,00

Further info at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms775148.aspx

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