Re: default return is "text/html"?

Simon E Spero (
Wed, 13 Jul 1994 20:58:53 +0200

I'm pretty sure that text/html is the default in one direction (if no header
is included, then text/html is assumed). MDMA automagically adds
a Content-Type: text/html if no other typing information is available,
and I think other servers do the same thing.

Sometimes this is the wrong thing to do, but at least its consistent. The only
other sensible alternative is to require all html files to have entries in
in the type-mapping tables, and use text/plain as the default. Since that
alternative breaks some of our document sets, I decided not to take that