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Re: svn:mime-type property

From: Greg Thomas <thomasgd_at_omc.bt.co.uk>
Date: 2005-09-08 12:05:27 CEST

To: andrea.o.salas@nasa.gov
Subject: Re: svn:mime-type property
From: Greg Thomas <thomasgd@omc.bt.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2005 11:04:59 +0100

On Wed, 07 Sep 2005 16:34:17 -0400, "Andrea O. Salas"
<aos@cfdlab.larc.nasa.gov> wrote:

>When I use a netscape browser to look at these two files, they are
>immediately displayed.
>However, when I use internet explorer, it thinks the .doc file is a MS
>Word file

When IE (pre XP SP2) sees a file with MIME-type text/plain file, it
ignores the specified MIME type (MS call it the 'suggested' MIME type)
and instead guesses it from the file extension and contents.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/networking/moniker/overview/appendix_a.asp

It's not a bug per-se, as it is written deliberately to do this,
though obviously it's not to spec.

Greg

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