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Re: [Help] Jigsaw 2.0beta2 and servlets & cgi-bin connfig

From: Tarang Kumar Patel <mombasa@ptolemy.arc.nasa.gov>
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 13:15:51 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <199807201714.KAA04518@kilimanjaro.arc.nasa.gov>
To: Benoit.Mahe@sophia.inria.fr
CC: Benoit.Mahe@sophia.inria.fr, www-jigsaw@w3.org
>>>>> On Mon, 20 Jul 1998 09:59:53 +0200, Benoit Mahe <Benoit.Mahe@sophia.inria.fr> said:

    Benoit> Tarang Kumar Patel writes:

    >>
    >> Just the one question :
    >> 
    >> Can one still make use of mime.types file or do I have do facilitate an
    >> "indexer" ?
    >> 
    >> Also, aside the "mime.type" file what of "mailcap" file, which on Unix
    >> boxes, one uses to configure "Applications/filters" to invoke on a
    >> encounte ring a specific mime header.
    >> 

    Benoit>  None of these files are used in Jigsaw. Relation between files
    Benoit> and mime types are described in the indexer, and Jigsaw has its
    Benoit> own filtering system that doesn't use mailcap file.

    Benoit>  Benoit - did I understood the question?

   Yes. Except that if one is generating a "Content" type, say from a
   cgi-script to stdout, such as : "Content-type: image/x-xbitmap" then
   how does an indexer help, as the indexer only helps based on file extension
   or directory reference. Nither of these being relevant for the case I point
   out. I mean I uderstand that one has "mime.type" and ".mailcap" files
   used by the browser to configure the app helpers, but I figure one would want
   the web server configured to support some default app-helpers too.

   Does this make sense ?

    Tarang
Received on Monday, 20 July 1998 16:52:23 GMT

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