Bug 1089 - Mime-types vs. Magic for *.htm files
Mime-types vs. Magic for *.htm files
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: apache (Show other bugs)
5.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-02-09 10:32 EST by summers
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-03-12 16:45:53 EST
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Description summers 1999-02-09 10:32:18 EST
The "magic" file for httpd doesn't appear to be working
correctly with certain browsers, most notably Netscape
Communicator 4.5. Any html file extension which is not
explicitly declared as a mime-type will show plain text
source through the broswer, meaning that the Content/type
header is not being set correctly for the file by the
server.

The solution is to add any necessary file extensions to
/etc/mime.types (htm HTM HTML) so that the server correctly
recognizes the file.

Dan S.

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