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From Luigi Bai <>
Subject Re: When to set mime-type
Date Wed, 27 Oct 2004 15:16:10 GMT
On Wed, 27 Oct 2004, Vadim Gritsenko wrote:

> Luigi Bai wrote:
>> I would like to consider allowing the mime-type to be set during 
>> processing, perhaps even as late as after endDocument().
> No, that's against "Cocoon Way". I'd even say, *all* headers should be set 
> *before* startDocument, during pipeline assembly & setup stages. What's 
> happening in ResourceReader currently WRT headers should be fixed - IIRC 
> there is either Bugzilla entry for this or an email in archive.
> Vadim

Vadim, that approach doesn't allow the content to tell the container what 
it is - is it reasonable to set ContentLength, Expires, etc. ahead of time 
in all cases? I think you're describing a system which is inflexible, and 
which precludes valid use cases. I'd prefer the "Cocoon Way" to be the 
default way things operate, but that edge cases are even *possible*, not 


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