> At 08:10 PM 3/14/98 -0800, Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:
> > > - Joe
> > >
> > > (*)obURL: http://ocsnet.ocsonline.com/~adlynch/flood.htm
> >This is the weirdest thing. I go to the above URL
using something other than Internet Explorer.
> >and the
> >server serves it up at plain text even though it clearly
> >says text/html.
Eh? Log below says text/plain.
> I want to take a closer look at the code
> >as something is obviously messy, so I save it to my local
> >disk as 'flood.htm' open the URL file:///home/gbolcer/flood.htm
> >and voila, it comes up in full HTML rendered glory. What gives?
> There's probably no corresponding suffix mapping to MIME type for files
> with .htm extensions as opposed to .html on the server. This would imply
> that it's either an old Macintosh or Unix web server and is maintained by a
I see nothing wrong with ignoring .htm and deliberately encouraging
people to stick with .html on machines with adequate filing systems.
We can't really blame the account user for not actually noticing his
own environment, because he's obviously running Internet Explorer, the
browser which actually deliberately ignores server mimetype
instructions to encourage mass legacy support for the original DOS
filing system no matter what.
It's another Internet-Explorer-can't-implement-standards problem. Any
> telnet ocsnet.ocsonline.com 80
Trying 18.104.22.168 ...
Connected to www.ocsonline.com.
Escape character is '^]'.
GET /~adlynch/flood.htm HTTP/1.0
HTTP/1.0 200 OK
Date: Sun, 15 Mar 1998 19:42:47 GMT
Server: Apache/1.1.3 BSDI/3.0
Set-Cookie: Apache=petra27398889990967698; path=/
Last-modified: Thu, 03 Apr 1997 23:51:02 GMT
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML//EN">