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From "Uwe Schindler (Commented) (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (SOLR-1123) Change the JSONResponseWriter content type
Date Sun, 02 Oct 2011 23:00:34 GMT


Uwe Schindler commented on SOLR-1123:

+1 to change the content type to the official one. I was about to do this together with another
ResponseWriter change once ago... the wrong type is a problem for all users actually using
browsers with plugins. If Solr would send xml without application/xml I would complain, too,
as e.g. Internet Explorer has the best xml viewer on earth (sorry, FF and Chrome have broken
namespace prefix support).
> Change the JSONResponseWriter content type
> ------------------------------------------
>                 Key: SOLR-1123
>                 URL:
>             Project: Solr
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Uri Boness
>             Fix For: 3.5, 4.0
>         Attachments: JSON_contentType_incl_tests.patch
> Currently the jSON content type is not used. Instead the palin/text content type is used.
The reason for this as I understand is to enable viewing the json response as as text in the
browser. While this is valid argument, I do believe that there should at least be an option
to configure this writer to use the JSON content type. According to [RFC4627|]
the json content type needs to be application/json (and not text/x-json). The reason this
can be very helpful is that today you have plugins for browsers (e.g. [JSONView|])
that can render any page with application/json content type in a user friendly manner (just
like xml is supported).

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