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From Phillip Morelock <>
Subject Re: mime-types?
Date Thu, 23 May 2002 17:26:51 GMT
your browser needs to be mime-typed AND your tomcat application needs to be

you can set tomcat's mime-types in your web.xml file.  search google for
tomcat web.xml mime types

As far as your browser -- many browsers are not preconfigured to view png
images alone -- this happens to me all the time.  If the image appears in
context, the browser will "guess" that it is a PNG image and display it, but
coming over the wire with no page, many browsers don't know what to do with

Some browsers allow you to tell them what to do with specific mime-types
(i'm thinking IE 5 on the mac specifically) -- if your browser does, try it.
otherwise you might be out of luck on the browser front (but DO fix the
web.xml first and see if that helps).


On 5/23/02 5:24 AM, "Michael Reutter" <> wrote:

> Hi!
> I'm using tomcat 3.3.1!
> I have 2 pictures:
> pic1.gif
> pic1.png
> When I use these pics in html (e.g.: <img src="pic1.png">) both pics are
> displayed correctly!
> BUT when I access the pics' URL directly, I see the gif correct, but instead
> of the png-image, I see the png's raw data displayed in my browser (I tried
> with MSIE, NS4, NS6, Opera, Konqueror)!
> what is happening???
> thanks
> michi
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