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Re: Proxy Servers and Suffix types



On www-proxy, you (Monica Berko) write:
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>The CERN httpd User's guide in section 4.7 mentions that cern_httpd has extensive built-in suffinx definitions. Can anyone tell me where these are listed? I had to add an AddType definition for .hqx files whereas I thought it could have quite possibly been built in.

Use the hypertext version.  In

  http://www.w3.org/hypertext/WWW/Daemon/User/Config/Suffixes.html#AddType

there's a reference to the list of predefined suffixes,

  http://www.w3.org/hypertext/WWW/Daemon/Implementation/HTSInit.c

In trying to set up a side-wide list of suffixes, I was surprised to learn
that CERN httpd doesn't refer to the mime.types file used by WWW browsers
and the NCSA httpd daemon.  I decided to maintain a single mime.types file
and use a script to convert it to the AddType directive used by CERN httpd.
Some questions remain:

  is there an 'authoritative' list of suffixes? a list of example files?
  if not, can we join efforts in creating one?

  how do I register or announce my own MIME types?

  why doesn't CERN httpd use a mime.types file?
  
  since its inception, this list has effectively been a user support list for
    CERN httpd.  would it not be preferable to create a new mailing list for
    this purpose, for example, cern-httpd@w3.org?  especially now that
    httpd@info.cern.ch has ceased to answer questions.

Cc: httpd@w3.org, httpd@info.cern.ch

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Reinier Post						 reinpost@win.tue.nl


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