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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] apache serves cgi error as application/x-perl
Date Mon, 11 Dec 2006 20:43:46 GMT
Boyle Owen wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Tony van der Hoff [] 
>>> This must obviously be a problem with my configuration, but 
>> having fiddled
>>> about for a few days, I've not progressed much further. Changing the
>>> mime.types file for .pl to text/html is effective, but it 
>> doesnt feel like
>>> the correct solution to the problem.
> I rather think it might be... If the program works, the program itself
> sets the mime-type. If it fails, the server returns a plain HTML file
> and so has to decide for itself the mime-type. You must have set it to
> application/x-perl somewhere.

My guess is you are using mod_perl and you would be better off bringing
this issue to their attention instead of the general httpd discussion list.

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