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From: "Michael A. Terrell"
Subject: Re: TDR Opportunities
Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2003 02:44:35 -0500
Organization: Have you seen my bench? No, really! Where is it?
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References: <3E1D2233.67B4@sneakemail.com> <3E1DB592.EEC25E7C@mfi.net> <3E1DBAB9.4B9F@sneakemail.com>
Wim Lewis wrote:
> 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,
> it's correct.
> 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
That, or just not bother using a poorly built site.
Michael A. Terrell
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