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From "Kaj Nielsen (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COUCHDB-2258) CouchDB 1.6.0 returns wrong Content-Type
Date Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:07:25 GMT

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Kaj Nielsen commented on COUCHDB-2258:
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A practical implication:
Browser extensions that renders application/json hierarchically instead of the default rendering
(plain text view) ceases to function.

But that's really besides the point, the point is technical correctness (the best kind of
correctness)...

> CouchDB 1.6.0 returns wrong Content-Type
> ----------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: COUCHDB-2258
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COUCHDB-2258
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Bug
>      Security Level: public(Regular issues) 
>          Components: HTTP Interface
>            Reporter: Kaj Nielsen
>
> CouchDB returns JSON documents.
> So the Content-Type set by CouchDB should be "application/json".
> Instead:
> > GET /db/doc HTTP/1.1
> > Host: localhost:5984
> >
> < HTTP/1.1 200 OK
> < Server: CouchDB/1.6.0 (Erlang OTP/R15B01)
> < ETag: "167-37f82fdbfdc49d38b1c66815deb1e338"
> < Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:26:39 GMT
> < Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8
> < Content-Length: 649
> < Cache-Control: must-revalidate
> <
> ...
> As seen above, CouchDB returns text/plain.



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