Re: default return is "text/html"?

Simon E Spero (
Tue, 19 Jul 1994 10:08:28 +0200

To try and get some sort of closure on this issue:

How's about: All HTTP/1.0 Responses whose non-header portion is non-empty must
include a Content-Type field. HTTP/0.9 reponses should be considered untyped, and
type inference is the responsibility of the client.

That seems to cover current practice though it can be defeated by degenerate CGI and
BGI modules.