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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 13986] - remove default MIME-type
Date Wed, 05 Feb 2003 15:57:01 GMT
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remove default MIME-type





------- Additional Comments From kaldari@monsterlabs.com  2003-02-05 15:57 -------
> The Apache doesn't exist only for Mozilla. What about the thousands of> browsers out
there? How do they work without getting a content type?Most other browsers (like IE) work
by violating RFC 2616. This is also why sysadmins can generally get away with being lazy about
setting their MIME types. Most users will never know the difference. The problem here is Mozilla
is bending over backwards to try NOT to violate RFC 2616. But unless we can get some cooperation
from Apache, Mozilla too will have to violate the spec. Chimera, Mozilla's Mac OS Browser,
already does. They tried the evangelism route and it was like trying to bail a sinking ship
with a teaspoon. The practical reality is that unless Apache removes the default MIME type
or implements some kind or null default (as I believe the RFC intended) Mozilla will have
to do MIME sniffing in some situations (or forget about trying to be a usable browser).

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