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From: email@example.com (Wim Lewis)
Subject: Re: TDR Opportunities
Date: 11 Jan 2003 23:20:30 GMT
Organization: HHHH, Seattle
References: <3E1D2233.67B4@sneakemail.com> <3E1DB592.EEC25E7C@mfi.net> <3E1DBAB9.4B9F@sneakemail.com>
X-Newsreader: trn 4.0-test74 (May 26, 2000)
In article <3E1DBAB9.4B9F@sneakemail.com>,
Mike Monett wrote:
>Michael A. Terrell wrote:
>> Mike Monett wrote:
>> > This might be what you are looking for. Scroll down to "Build Your Own
>> > Cable Radar":
>> > http://www.elecdesign.com/1998/oct0198/ifd/1001id.shtml
>> Interesting. Another website that doesn't work with Netscape.
>> Michael A. Terrell
>> Central Florida
>I think it's because of the "shtml" extension.
The browser shouldn't try to guess file types based on the extension.
If the server's newer than vintage-1996, it sends the type of the file
to the browser. The server identifies that particular file as:
meaning that it's an application-specific bag of bytes. If it said
"text/html", then the browser would display it as HTML. Netscape
and Opera are making the mistake of believing what the server tells
them about the server's own files. MSIE is second-guessing the
broken server and displaying the file as HTML --- in this case,
Of course, the deeper problem is probably that the *server* is guessing
file types based on extensions and doesn't know that .shtml is text/html.
Good luck trying to get the server administrator to fix this.
Wim Lewis , Seattle, WA, USA. PGP keyID 27F772C1
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