[thelist] .HTML extension

Michael Galvin mpgalvin at eircom.net
Tue Dec 5 13:08:09 CST 2000

Yes.  Assuming I can't assume the mime type is set to recognise a HTML file
with .anything extension, is there anyway of telling it that it is actually
a standard HTML file.  Isn't there a metatag or a <doctype> or something I
can use?

----- Original Message -----
From: James Spahr <jsp at designframe.com>
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 05, 2000 7:02 PM
Subject: Re: [thelist] .HTML extension

| > Question:  (which I could probably find the answer to on the web, but
| > sick of looking at the Google logo for the time being) Does a HTML file
| > to have a .HTML extension before it's recognised by the browsers (and I
| > all browsers)?  Will the tags <HTML> and </HTML> suffice?
| assuming the file is coming from a web server, the mime/type needs to be
| text/html. The browser doesn't care about the file extension, but usually
| the web server will use the file extension to set the mime/type.
| Of course, most web servers are very customizable - so you could make your
| html files end in anything - as long as the mime type is set correctly.
| make sense?
| James.
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