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Re: Are MIME/Types worth the config? (was: Subversion and Project Environments)

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-05-27 17:53:46 CEST

On Thu, 2004-05-27 at 01:15, Gary Affonso wrote:
> Which leads me to ask...
> Is there any good reason to go to the work of defining auto-properties to
> ensure that things like .jar, .jpg, .gif, etc. are all tagged with the
> appropriate mime/type?
> I can't see any benefit to it for web-sites. As long as the repository is
> properly seeing them as binary, I'm happy. But maybe I'm missing some
> benefit.

>From chapter 7:

"Also, if the svn:mime-type property is set, then the Subversion Apache
module will use its value to populate the Content-type: HTTP header when
responding to GET requests. This gives a crucial clue about how to
display a file when perusing your repository with a web browser."

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