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From "Joshua Slive" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] strange behaviour of Readme postamble
Date Mon, 09 Apr 2007 21:27:33 GMT
On 4/9/07, Jason Keltz <> wrote:

> As it happens, mod_mime_magic code maps "The" and "the" to L_ENG.
> There's a table that says "English text" -> "text/plain".  As a result,
> if you don't have the word "the" in the file, and the file is not html,
> there doesn't seem to be anything else that would distinguish this file
> as "text/plain".  There *is* a "DefaultType" directive which is by
> default set to "text/plain", and this does indeed work since the web
> browser gets served the file as text/plain when called directly, but
> this looks like it is done "after" mod_mime_magic has returned a
> "declined" status and hence has not displayed the file.  It seems like
> an underlying bug.

The easiest thing to do is simply rename README to README.txt.
Otherwise, you can use
<Files README>
ForceType text/plain


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