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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: MIME.types, mime.types?
Date Wed, 22 Aug 2001 03:21:06 GMT
From: "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wrowe@rowe-clan.net>
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2001 10:07 PM


> From: "Rich Bowen" <rbowen@rcbowen.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2001 9:51 PM
> 
> 
> > Does anyone know if we can likewise expect a DefaultEncoding and
> > DefaultCharset directive in here so that the parallel is complete, or
> > is this not needed?
> 
> Both DefaultEncoding and DefaultCharset are 'unspecified'.  That is, the
> DefaultEncoding is none, and HTTP/1.1 defines the DefaultCharset as
> ISO-8859-1 unless otherwise given.
> 
> You must have a DefaultType, or the client doesn't know what's up.

[And I really, seriously doubt you would ever change either.  Do you really
want the browser to believe that .gif files are ISO-8859-8 or x-compressed :-?]


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