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From Paul Simon <getpsi...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Header set Content-type
Date Mon, 11 Jun 2007 19:32:00 GMT
> > > > Is it impossible to set the Content-Type? Any suggestions?
> > >
> > > It is impossible to set Content-Type using mod_headers. All the
> > > standard HTTP protocol headers are controlled by the apache core and
> > > can't be overriden with mod_headers.
> > >
> > > But you can set Content-Type using any of the standard apache
> > > content-type-controlling directives. In your case, you can simply use
> > > the T= flag to mod_rewrite, which is much more direct anyway.
> > >
> >
> > I set the T= flag. In the rewrite log I see the flag doing it's thing:
> >
> > ...rewrite index.php -> /sesp/static/cache/sesp-apprv.csv
> > ...remember /sesp/static/cache/sesp-apprv.csv to have MIME-type 'application/ms-excel'
> >
> > but Content-Type comes back as text/plain instead of application/ms-excel. I'm wondering
if
> the
> > PT flag is causing other modules to override the T= flag. What do you think?
> 
> PT might be the culprit. You can perhaps avoid PT by rewriting to a
> complete unix path. But the problem might also be that T= doesn't work
> in .htaccess files. I haven't tried it myself, so I couldn't say.
> 
> >
> > RewriteRule (index.php|^)$ %{ENV:SESP_LOC}/static/cache/sesp-apprv.csv
> > [T=application/ms-excel,PT,L]
> >
> > At this point, I'm thinking, leave the content type as the default text/plain. Let
the
> browsers
> >  handle content-disposition "attachment; filename=sesp-apprv.csv" as they see fit
;-)
> 
> Why don't you just unconditionally set .csv to the right content-type:
> AddType application/ms-excel .csv
> 
I added 'AddType application/ms-excel .csv' to the directory block in question. Now .csv is
being served as application/ms-excel. I was so wrapped up with rewriterule that I forget about
simply setting the type. Thanks! 


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