39720: Safari displays files instead of sending them with MassTransit

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Symptoms:

When I drag certain files into the MassTransit plug-in using the Safari browser on Mac OS X 10.4.4, 10.4.5, or 10.4.6, Safari displays the contents of the files instead of sending them. Safari browser on Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5 and 10.6 versions reporting the same bug.

Steps to Reproduce:

Using Safari 2.0.3 on Mac OS X 10.4.4 or later, log into a MassTransit site to send files. Click the Drop Off tab and drag certain file types into the MassTransit plug-in, such as text or PDF files.

Cause:

There is a bug in Safari 2.0.3, which is included with Mac OS X 10.4.4, 10.4.5, and 10.4.6 and later. The bug causes Safari to display certain well-known file types when they are dragged into its window, preventing the MassTransit plug-in from sending them.

Workaround:

Until Apple fixes the bug, there are two options:

A. If using the version of Safari with the bug, click the Select Files button in the MassTransit plug-in to add files through the file selection dialog.

or

B. If you want to drag files into the MassTransit plug-in when using Safari, make sure they are enclosed in a folder and drag the folder in, assuming you want to send all the files in that folder.

Fix:

Group Logic has submitted a bug to Apple Computer about the problem with Safari and is waiting to hear from Apple about when it will be fixed. (Note this article previously indicated that we believed the Safari bug would be fixed in 10.4.6, but the version of Safari included with the public update for 10.4.6 does not appear to contain the fix.) 

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