Re: html files not named .html (Rob McCool)
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From: (Rob McCool)
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1993 14:40:29 -0600
In-Reply-To: (Lou Montulli)
       "html files not named .html" (Nov 16, 12:24pm)
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To: (Lou Montulli),
Subject: Re: html files not named .html
 * html files not named .html  by Lou Montulli (
 *    written on Nov 16, 12:24pm.
 * Lately there have been alot of people sending me messages
 * saying that they can't read an HTML file with Lynx because
 * all they see is markup.  The reason this is happening is people
 * are naming files with no extension and the NCSA http server
 * returns a mime message with no content-type. X Mosaic is rendering
 * them correctly, because it apparently looks for a <title> or some
 * other tag in the document to try to determine if its HTML.
 * So I would like to see at least two things happen. 
 * 1) HTTP/1.0 servers should ALWAYS return a content-type tag!!!!!!!!!
 * 2) HTTP/1.0 servers should use the same or similar methods as X mosaic to
 *    determine if files with no recognized extension are actually HTML.

This has been fixed in the recent release... it will now return a default