Re: Toward Graceful Deployment of Tables

lilley (
Tue, 14 Mar 1995 20:09:33 +0000 (GMT)

Dan wrote:>
> writes:

> > This was using the CERN server, version 3.0pre6, like this:
> > AddType .html3 text/html; level=3 8bit

> > I think that the server does not allow spaces in the MIME type, even if
> > there is a semicolon after the subtype.

> Have you tried the following?
> AddType .html3 text/html;level=3 8bit
> The space after the semicolon is optional, from my reading of the MIME
> spec.

OK, thanks, that works:

cguhpc [58]: telnet info 8080

Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.
HEAD /eg-uk-tables.html3 HTTP/1.0

HTTP/1.0 200 Document follows
MIME-Version: 1.0
Server: CERN/3.0pre6
Date: Tuesday, 14-Mar-95 20:00:43 GMT
Content-Type: text/html;level=3
Content-Length: 1047
Last-Modified: Tuesday, 14-Mar-95 15:10:05 GMT

Netscape 1.1b1 displays text/html;level=3 but throws up a warning about it

Warning: unrecognised encoding: `level=3'

in spite of their being no Content-encoding line in the headers.

> I suspect the installed base of Netscape 1.1beta is already significant,
> though Netscape should be able to spin another release if we figure out
> some easy fix that would be a big win. Does that sound reasonable,
> anybody from Netscape?

There is already a 1.1b2 (according to their bug reporting form); I don't
suppose a 1.1b3 would be too much of a problem. They seem able to turn round
code very fast.

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