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From Tim Williams <>
Subject Re: Javascript mime type
Date Thu, 24 Jan 2013 21:12:14 GMT
I'd say text/javascript or application/javascript is the right answer.
Omitting it feels pretty wrong though.


On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 4:01 PM, Sjur Moshagen <> wrote:
> Hello,
> In the file '$FORREST_HOME/main/webapp/resources.xmap' there's the following match:
>       <map:match pattern="**skin/**.js">
>         <map:read src="{lm:skin.js.{2}}" mime-type="application/x-javascript" />
>       </map:match>
> x-javascript looks kind of strange and old. This is what wikipedia has to say about javascript
mime type (
> «• application/javascript: ECMAScript/JavaScript; Defined in RFC 4329 (equivalent
to application/ecmascript but with looser processing rules) It is not accepted in IE 8 or
earlier - text/javascript is accepted but it is defined as obsolete in RFC 4329. The "type"
attribute of the <script> tag inHTML5 is optional. In practice, ***omitting the media
type of JavaScript programs is the most interoperable solution,*** since all browsers have
always assumed the correct default even before HTML5.»
> (my emphasis)
> If there are no objections, I will just remove the mime type from that (and similar)
> Sjur

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