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Re: [romconlang] GMP

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 8, 2008, 19:49
On Jan 8, 2008 5:48 PM, Henrik Theiling <theiling@...> wrote:
> Hi! > > Mark J. Reed writes: > > Coming in late, here, but what is the actual media type in question? > > The server returns MIME type 'text/plain'.
Which, for a web browser, means "display this resource as plain text". However, for Internet Explorer, it means instead "guess the content type of this resource" (though I'm not sure of the precise algorithm, I believe it may take into account both the "filename ending" of the URL and the contents of the file). Apparently, this was a response to many badly configured web servers which serve just about anything as text/plain and/or application/octet-stream even if they're really something else which the browser can handle specially (e.g. XML or whatever). Still, AFAIK the HTTP specs that the server's Content-Type header must be believed. Cheers, -- Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>