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From "Rob Stewart" <...@hdlc.com>
Subject Re: Update of FAQ entry on mime type detection in browsers
Date Mon, 07 Aug 2000 15:39:36 GMT
Plaese put me off your mailing list.

----- Original Message -----
From: Joshua Slive <slive@finance.commerce.ubc.ca>
To: <apache-docs@apache.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 03, 2000 12:47 PM
Subject: Re: Update of FAQ entry on mime type detection in browsers


> Sure.  The way I had it written initially was wrong, however, because I
> was saying that IE's behaviour was wrong BOTH in the text/plain and
> application/octet-stream case.  I now believe (correct me if I am wrong)
> that IE is correct to try to guess content type in the
> application/octet-stream case.  However, you are right that doing so for
> text/plain is plain wrong.  I started to write up the FAQ entry explaining
> the difference between the two cases, then I figured I would just be
> confusing people, so I shortened it down to what I submitted.
>
> I've attached a new patch which makes it a little more clear that IE is
> incorrect in its behavior towards text/plain.
>
> --
> Joshua Slive
> slive@finance.commerce.ubc.ca
> http://finance.commerce.ubc.ca/~slive/
> Phone: (604) 822-1871
>
> On Thu, 3 Aug 2000, Marc Slemko wrote:
>
> > On Wed, 2 Aug 2000, Joshua Slive wrote:
> >
> > > These changes just provide slightly more accurate information about
> > > browser mime type detection.  (I was being a little too negative
> > > towards Microsoft when I originally wrote this.)  The same diff should
> > > work against the 2.0 tree.
> >
> > I think this should still be explicit about the fact that IE's behaviour
> > is broken and violates the specs.
> >
> >
>


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