[thelist] Playing with MIME type (was: Downloading .jpg & .pdf files)

Jakob Dölling alligotar at gmx.net
Mon May 21 17:40:57 CDT 2001


> > > Is this going to work on IE/Windows? It's my understanding that IE makes
> > > guesses about files with strange MIME types based on the extension. Have
> > > you used this successfully? It's an interesting and clever shorthand  (I
> > > like!) - but does it work to bring up the "prompt to save" box for most
> > > browsers in a reliable way? And does doing it this way impact Macintosh?
> > > It seems like feeding an unknown mime type might make it unviewable (to
> > > most users) on the Mac side.
> >
> > Joe,
> > be calm, it will. This is not HTML as you might have noticed, these are
> > instructions for *server* how it has to deliver data. If have installed
> > Acrobat and you follow link that refers to pdf file, normally the
> > browser plugin of Acrobat kicks in and displays the file. This is the
> > default scenario. But if you tell your server to deliver as binary data,
> > you'll be prompted in your browser where you would to store the files.
> > That's the difference.

I think I know something what you will help: If you're installing win32
(which version exactly now it is I think doesn't matter), Windows has
associated gif and *.jpg files to IE - I don't know how to forbid
Windows to install IE. Did you tried the same thing with a *.jpeg file?

And, still something: Opera does the same as IE.


Jakob Dölling
To Unix or not to Unix. That is the question whether 'tis nobler in the
mind to suffer slings and arrows of vast documentation or to take arms
against a sea of buggy OS and by raping the support lines end then?

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