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

From: Tarang Kumar Patel <mombasa@ptolemy.arc.nasa.gov>
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 11:24:31 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <199807211522.IAA09371@kilimanjaro.arc.nasa.gov>
To: Benoit.Mahe@sophia.inria.fr
CC: Benoit.Mahe@sophia.inria.fr, www-jigsaw@w3.org
>>>>> On Tue, 21 Jul 1998 09:07:35 +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 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 and
    Benoit> mime types are described in the indexer, and Jigsaw has its own
    Benoit> 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
    >> 
    >> 

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

    Exactly, so who/what decides Which "helper" application to make available for the given
    content type.

    Tarang
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