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Re: text/css vs application/x-pointplus.

From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 14:05:26 -0500
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To: Sue Jordan <sjacct@worldnet.att.net>, "'W3C Style List'" <www-style@w3.org>
At 01:35 PM 28/02/98 -0500, Sue Jordan wrote:
>Failure of some ISPs to support the mime type text/css has been the
>subject of several discussions in the stylesheets newsgroup.  My
>attempt to rectify this with my ISP has resulted in this answer:
>"Unfortunately, that MIME extension is already mapped to something
>else in the standard MIME.types file that comes with our servers.
>Until IANA sorts out which extension goes with which application, we
>will maintain our MIME.types file as close to the manufacturer's
>recommendation as we can. So, for now, .css files remain as
>I find that IANA shows registration for neither text/css nor
>application/x-pointplus. Is this merely an oversight?  If this issue
>is already known, are we simply waiting for resolution of this
>apparent conflict?  Is there anything, short of changing ISPs, that we
>can do to rectify this? 

If your ISP's server is Apache, you may be able to add a .htaccess file to
the directory under which your CSS files are located.  The contents of the
.htaccess file would be

AddType text/css css

Liam Quinn
Web Design Group            Enhanced Designs, Web Site Development
http://www.htmlhelp.com/    http://enhanced-designs.com/
Received on Saturday, 28 February 1998 14:03:45 UTC

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