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From Rob McCool <r...@netscape.com>
Subject Re: application/x-dvi
Date Wed, 06 Dec 1995 22:41:33 GMT
Rob Hartill wrote:
> 
> Anyone know why the default mime type for dvi is
> 
> application/x-dvi
> 
> ?
> 
> (as in mime.type)
> 
> Why is it treated differently (with the "x-") to postscript or pdf ?

If it came from the list that comes with NCSA httpd, I got it from a
listing Tony Sanders put together. As I recall, at the time DVI didn't
have a registered type and the convention for making up new subtypes is
to prefix them with x-

--Rob

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