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Subject cvs commit: httpd-docs-2.0/htdocs/manual/misc FAQ-E.html
Date Fri, 04 Aug 2000 11:44:25 GMT
coar        00/08/04 04:44:21

  Modified:    htdocs/manual/misc FAQ-E.html
  	Whoops; forgot to apply this to the 2.0 docs..
  Submitted by:	Joshua Slive <>
  Reviewed by:	Ken Coar
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.6       +12 -8     httpd-docs-2.0/htdocs/manual/misc/FAQ-E.html
  Index: FAQ-E.html
  RCS file: /home/cvs/httpd-docs-2.0/htdocs/manual/misc/FAQ-E.html,v
  retrieving revision 1.5
  retrieving revision 1.6
  diff -u -u -r1.5 -r1.6
  --- FAQ-E.html	2000/04/18 17:52:31	1.5
  +++ FAQ-E.html	2000/08/04 11:44:17	1.6
  @@ -31,7 +31,7 @@
     <!--#include virtual="header.html" -->
     <H1 ALIGN="CENTER">Apache Server Frequently Asked Questions</H1>
  -  $Revision: 1.5 $ ($Date: 2000/04/18 17:52:31 $)
  +  $Revision: 1.6 $ ($Date: 2000/08/04 11:44:17 $)
     The latest version of this FAQ is always available from the main
  @@ -594,14 +594,18 @@
          Explorer, but show up as source or trigger a save window
          with Netscape?</STRONG></A> 
  -   Internet Explorer is ignoring the mime-type you have configured for
  -   the file and guessing the file type based on the filename
  -   extension.  IE does this for any file which the web server marks as
  -   application/octet-stream or text/plain.  Netscape, on the other
  -   hand, properly follows the directions of the web server and treats
  -   the file as text/plain (displays it in the browser window as-is) or
  -   application/octet-stream (pops up a download window).
  +   Internet Explorer (IE) and Netscape handle mime type detection in different
  +   ways, and therefore will display the document differently.  In particular,
  +   IE sometimes relies on the file extension to determine the mime type.  This
  +   can happen when the server specifies a mime type of
  +   <CODE>application/octet-stream</CODE> or <CODE>text/plain</CODE>.
  +   (Unfortunately, this behavior makes it impossible to properly send plain
  +   text in some situations unless the file extension is <CODE>txt</CODE>.)
  +   There are more details available on IE's mime type detection behavior in an
  +   <A HREF="">MSDN
  +   article</A>.
      In order to make all browsers work correctly, you should assure
      that Apache sends the correct mime type for the file.  This is

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