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From "Schalk" <sch...@volume4.co.za>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Howto serve SWF directly ???
Date Sat, 03 Apr 2004 00:25:57 GMT
What other browsers have you tried it on?

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:: -----Original Message-----
:: From: Michael D. Schleif [mailto:mds@bragi.private.network] On Behalf Of
Michael D
:: Schleif
:: Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2004 2:16 AM
:: To: users@httpd.apache.org
:: Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Howto serve SWF directly ???
:: 
:: * Schalk <schalk@volume4.co.za> [2004:04:03:02:05:51+0200] scribed:
:: > I am speaking under correction but, maybe changing:
:: >
:: > AddType application/x-shockwave-flash swf
:: >
:: > To
:: >
:: > AddType application/x-shockwave-flash .swf
:: >
:: > Might make the difference.
:: <snip />
:: 
:: I have tried it _both_ ways, with and without the leading dot, with
:: exactly the same output.
:: 
:: Why does IE interpret it correctly?
:: 
:: > :: -----Original Message-----
:: > :: From: Michael D. Schleif [mailto:mds@bragi.private.network] On
Behalf Of
:: > Michael D
:: > :: Schleif
:: > :: Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2004 1:49 AM
:: > :: To: users@httpd.apache.org
:: > :: Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Howto serve SWF directly ???
:: > ::
:: > :: * Aaron W Morris <aaronmorris@mindspring.com> [2004:04:02:17:18:41-
:: 0500]
:: > :: scribed:
:: > :: > Michael D Schleif wrote:
:: > :: >
:: > :: > >The following site presents a given SWF file directly, and IE,
Mozilla
:: > :: > >and Konqueror all display it without incident.  I do not know
anything
:: > :: > >about that server.
:: > :: > >
:: > :: > >    <http://pibmug.com/files/map_test.swf>
:: > :: > >
:: > :: > >The following site serves the exact same SWF:
:: > :: > >
:: > :: > >    <http://helices.org/tmP/map_test.swf>
:: > :: > >
:: > :: > >IE displays it as expected; but, both Mozilla and Konqueror
display
:: > the
:: > :: > >file content, rather than the expected animation.
:: > :: > >
:: > :: > >Clearly, there is some configuration difference between server
setup
:: > on
:: > :: > >pibmug.com and helices.org.
:: > :: > >
:: > :: > >What am I missing?
:: > :: >
:: > :: > The MIME type has not been setup for the swf extenstion.  It is
:: > :: > currently reporting text/plain when it should be
:: > :: > application/x-shockwave-flash.
:: > :: >
:: > :: > See below:
:: > :: >
:: > :: > C:\Documents and Settings\decep>nc -v helices.org 80
:: > :: > helices.org [216.234.189.108] 80 (http) open
:: > :: > HEAD /tmP/map_test.swf HTTP/1.0
:: > :: > Host: www.helices.org
:: > :: >
:: > :: > HTTP/1.1 200 OK
:: > :: > Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2004 22:04:49 GMT
:: > :: > Server: Apache/1.3.20 Sun Cobalt (Unix) Chili!Soft-ASP/3.6.2
:: > :: > mod_ssl/2.8.4 OpenSSL/0.9.6b PHP/4.1.2 mod_auth_pam_external/0.1
:: > :: > FrontPage/4.0.4.3 mod_perl/1.25
:: > :: > Last-Modified: Tue, 30 Mar 2004 18:41:14 GMT
:: > :: > ETag: "28e004-1b6b4-4069bf4a"
:: > :: > Accept-Ranges: bytes
:: > :: > Connection: close
:: > :: > Content-Type: text/plain
:: > ::
:: > :: Thank you.
:: > ::
:: > :: That's what I first thought, too.
:: > ::
:: > :: I had added this to <DOC_ROOT>/.htaccess:
:: > ::
:: > ::     AddType application/x-shockwave-flash swf
:: > ::
:: > :: With this in .htaccess, instead of text/plain file contents, I get
this:
:: > ::
:: > ::     The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and
was
:: > ::     unable to complete your request.
:: > ::
:: > :: I do not have access to httpd.conf on this shared box, and this is a
:: > :: virtual host.
:: > ::
:: > :: What do you think?
:: 
:: --
:: Best Regards,
:: 
:: mds
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