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From Dragon <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Getting back HTTP as-is like plain text sometimes
Date Thu, 04 Sep 2008 16:56:52 GMT
Dobes Vandermeer did speak thusly:
>For some reason I'm not getting any hits on my google searches for
>this, so I'm trying this mailing list.
>The issue I'm running into is that sometimes I get back the HTTP
>response as plain text, instead of the *content* of the HTTP response
>as the correct content type.  Many of my requests are served through a
>reverse proxy to a glassfish server, but I've also seen this happen
>for applications served directly by apache mod_php. Here's an example
>of something that was returned to an AJAX query :
>HTTP/1.1 200 OK
>Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2008 21:52:55 GMT
>Server: Sun Java System Application Server 9.1
>X-Powered-By: Servlet/2.5
>Content-Disposition: attachment
>Content-Type: application/json;charset=utf-8
>Content-Length: 55
>Keep-Alive: timeout=15, max=37
>Connection: Keep-Alive
>This example was served by glassfish, but I have also seen this with
>PHP scripts returning something similar.
>It doesn't happen consistently, nor does it seem to be targetting any
>particular content-type or URL.
>Has anyone seen this before?  Any ideas what might cause it?
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I suspect this may well be a browser problem.

Does the browser you are using know how to handle the content type?

If not, it will likely either default to plain text or prompt you to 
save the content as a file.

Also IIRC, content disposition of attachment should cause the browser 
to prompt you to save the content.


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