Re: character problems

Albert Lunde (
Wed, 17 Jul 1996 13:11:43 -0500 (CDT)

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Subject: Re: character problems
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 1996 13:11:43 -0500 (CDT)
In-Reply-To: <> from "Chris Lilley" at Jul 17, 96 03:42:27 pm
From: (Albert Lunde)

> The W3C (was CERN) server had the concept of a meta directory. On getting a
> request for /foo/bar.html it would search for /foo/.meta/bar.html which could
> contain any HTTP geaders (suchg as expires, which is what I used it for). The
> advantage of this approach was that if you had bar.html and bar.pdf and so on,
> each one could have it's own meta data.

I think some features of this sort are also available in optional
modules in Apache 1.1

It looks like in Apache one to label charsets, one would add a new
MIME type with AddType and edit the mime.types file to add   
charset as a parameter for that type.

I haven't tried this, so I don't know if this works, but if it
did the meta directory module would not be needed.

Of course what he really needs is info on how to do this for Netscape.

Internationalization might be helped significantly if someone with
access to various servers could compile a cookbook on how to get
them to label language and MIME charset explictly, because I think
the software is farther developed that the the default configuations
lead people to realize.