I wanted to download a directory. It is possible only in file-by-file manner in Web browsers. Yet, Firefox allows for extensions. I installed the FireFTP plugin, open the ftp:// url and web browser component opens it again. FireFTP was not called to handle the ftp:// protocol. What is the point of installing the handler?
FireFTP manual says: to use me, go to Web Developer menu and start Fire FTP. OK, I can go to the Windows Start menu and open the client I like. What is the point to install a program as part of Firefox other than misleading the user and disdaining the idea of protocol handlers?
I have a guess: FireFTP exploits FF as soldier exploited 'the axe' to swindle out some goods for himself. Here, FireFTP pretends to be natural solution for handling the ftp:// protocol but in fact turns out to exploit FireFox as a door to simply install and spread itself. Might be I am wrong and it still can take over ftp://?