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

From: Benoit Mahe <Benoit.Mahe@sophia.inria.fr>
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 09:07:35 +0200
Message-Id: <199807210707.JAA03401@ender.inria.fr>
To: mombasa@ptolemy.arc.nasa.gov
cc: Benoit.Mahe@sophia.inria.fr, www-jigsaw@w3.org
Tarang Kumar Patel writes:

> >>>>> On Mon, 20 Jul 1998 09:59:53 +0200, Benoit Mahe <Benoit.Mahe@sophia.inr
> ia.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 a
> n
>     >> "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 extensio
> n
>    or directory reference. Nither of these being relevant for the case I poin
> t
>    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 w
> ant
>    the web server configured to support some default app-helpers too.
> 
>    Does this make sense ?
> 
>     Tarang
> 
> 

 First, the indexer is more than a content-type generator. The 
 indexer specify what kind of resources should be created.
 In the case of a cgi script the indexer create the FileReource+
 CGIFrame but the cgi-script decide which content type it has.

 Benoit.

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Received on Tuesday, 21 July 1998 03:07:18 GMT

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