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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 13986] - remove default MIME-type
Date Tue, 04 Feb 2003 15:49:09 GMT
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remove default MIME-type





------- Additional Comments From info@orangexl.com  2003-02-04 15:49 -------
If I understand the HTTP/1.1-RFC correctly, Apache MUST NOT send an Content-
Type header if it does not know what it is sending. If they would have wanted 
that, they would have used the word MUST. They used the word should to make 
clear that the webserver should make every effort to send an correct and 
appropriate Content-Type header.
Sending a header of text/plain in cases that the content-type is unknown goes 
against what the HTTP-specs say. If the server doesn't know, perhaps the client 
will (should sniff the content an/or extensions). And if it doesn't, then it 
should tread it as application/octet-stream. This decision lies with the 
client, not the server.

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