The directive "ReadmeName README" is supposed to print the file 'README' at
the end of a directory listing. However, this doesn't work.
Apparently this changed in 1.3.6. Unless you have the mod_mime_magic module
enabled (which is not the case by default), Apache cannot determine the type of
a file named "README", and unless it can determine that its type is
"text/plain", "text/html", or another "text" type, it will ignore it when
generating directory indexes.
Tests show that either enabling the mod_mime_magic module or changing the
ReadmeName to something which can be guessed by mod_mime (like "README.txt")
works, but the core should be assigning the DefaultType ot "text/plain" to it.
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