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From Pete Houston <...@openstrike.co.uk>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Re: File renders differently when opened through Apache or direct, why?
Date Sat, 11 May 2013 11:45:53 GMT
On Sat, May 11, 2013 at 01:34:47PM +0200, Bo Berglund wrote:
> Since the data being transferred to FireFox looks exactly like what is
> being used when I open the file directly in FireFox, why does FireFox
> not display it in the same way?

When you open the file directly from the filesystem, there is no HTTP
header. When accessing the file over HTTP there is a header and it will
specify the MIME type, which is set by Apache. This is what mod_mime
does.

http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/mod/mod_mime.html

HTH,

Pete
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