Firefox Doesn't Open GPX (GPS Exchange File)
I'm setting up a website using the following code to open a GPX file using Garmin BaseCamp:
<td> <span class="TEXT-BOLD">GPS Track File:</span> <br> <a href="2018-11-03-Six_Saddles_Ride_track.gpx" target="_blank">GPX track file</a> </td>
When I click on the link, Firefox opens the file as a text file in a new window.
In the Tools - Settings - Applications area, I have set Firefox to open GPX files with Garmain BaseCamp. I have verified that the setting points to the Garmin BaseCamp file. If I click on the file in Windows File Explorer, it open with Garmin BaseCamp.
What did I do wrong?
Modified by cor-el
All Replies (2)
It is possible that the server sends this file as text/plain and not with a valid MIME type for this file extension. This can happen if the server isn't configured correctly and falls back to a basic MIME type like text/plain. You would have to make sure that you setup the server properly to make this work in Firefox.
You can check the HTTP response headers in the Network Monitor.
- "3-bar" menu button -> Web Developer or Tools -> Browser Tools -> Web Developer Tools
Problem partially resolved:
1. On the web, it does properly open the Garmin BaseCamp program. 2. On my home computer, it does NOT open Garmin BaseCamp program; it opens the file as a text file.
I have checked and Firefox is set to open GPX files using Garmin BaseCamp.
Any ideas on how to solve this locally?