At present if we attempt to serve up OpenOffice documents with Apache, the mime
type is not recognised - it defaults to txt/plain:
[root@tornado ~]# telnet www 80
Connected to www.
Escape character is '^]'.
HEAD /files/Resume%20-%20NZ.odt HTTP/1.0
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2005 06:28:01 GMT
Server: Apache/2.0.54 (Fedora)
Last-Modified: Mon, 21 Nov 2005 06:12:55 GMT
Expires: Tue, 22 Nov 2005 06:28:01 GMT
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
This is a problem because the client browser cannot handle the unknown format,
and we end up with rubbish in the browser (in my case, Firefox).
A document describing the new mime types is here:
Please add these to /etc/mime.types so that they are system wide. I think this
would be a better idea than adding them to httpd.conf.
Fixed in rawhide.
*** Bug 201007 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***