[thelist] WinXP SP2 and content-type

Andrew Clover and-evolt at doxdesk.com
Wed Oct 27 17:43:24 CDT 2004

James Denholm-Price <j.denholmprice at gmail.com> wrote:

> Can anyone confirm this? I presume that uploaded files with extension
> .htm/.html should be sent as HTML. Has this changed in IE/SP2?

Looks like it! Here's what IE6SP2 is sending:

   Content-Disposition: form-data; name="uploaded_file";
   Content-Type: text/plain

   <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict ...

The new SP2 'download files by content, not MIME type' option does not 
seem to affect this, but it must somehow be related to the 'MIME 
sniffing' feature.



SP2's security changes are welcome, but it is a shame their standards 
support is actually getting worse!

Andrew Clover
mailto:and at doxdesk.com

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