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Subject [Bug 57778] New: Effect of AddType should be documented in more detail
Date Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:14:35 GMT

            Bug ID: 57778
           Summary: Effect of AddType should be documented in more detail
           Product: Apache httpd-2
           Version: 2.5-HEAD
          Hardware: PC
                OS: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Documentation


The latest documentation of the AddType directive [1] says that it "maps the
given filename extensions onto the specified content type".  What it is not
saying is what that mapping is responsible for.

I read the docs like adding a mapping results in a server response header

  Content-type: xxxx

rathern than sending the type set by DefaultType, and nothing more.

A fellow developer explained that a call to AddType can affect the handler
used, too.  Is that correct?  Right now my impression is that AddType is more
like AddHandler /plus/ producing a Content-Type header rather than just
controlling server response header content.  The docs should have an answer or
a quality pointer to more details, at least.

So please add details about the actual effects of using the Addtype directive. 
Many thanks!


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