[REBOL] REBOL MIME type (Was: REBOL-Tests)
From: kracik::mbox::dkm::cz at: 2-Mar-2001 11:09
Well, I checked it also in Internet Explorer 5.5 and there is still
checksum error. However, I believe the browsers are correct. This
problem with .rip files appeared on this list before, so I checked it
with Ethereal packet analyzer. The web server sends the .rip file with
content-type: text/plain (which is probably default for unrecognized
file types), instead of application/x-octet-stream which would be more
appropriate for a binary file.
Because the type of document requested with HTTP protocol is determined
by MIME type in content-type header and not by file name suffix, we
need official MIME types for REBOL scripts and rip archives. Then new
versions of web servers may include REBOL in their default MIME map.
BTW, once (~1996) there was a similar problem with gzipped (binary)
VRML files which have the same .wrl suffix as text VRML files. I think
that all web servers identify them correctly as model/vrml now.
David Vydra wrote: