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Re: I can't seem to host svg files...

From: kizzume <kizzume@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 00:39:34 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <12936069.post@talk.nabble.com>
To: www-svg@w3.org


Okay, that's starting to make some more sense.  Somewhat.  If the filename
has no meaning, then how does any file get recognized as anything?  No, I
guess I'm more confused than ever now.

How can a setting on the server tell a browser what type of files are on
that server?  Is this mime type thing a file?  If it's a setting--how does
it work--how does it decide what TYPES of files are on the server?  Is this
some sort of database or something associated with each file, checking to
see what type it is or something?  Is it like the old filing sytem that used
to be on MacOS9 and earlier?  The more I look into this, the more confused
I'm getting.

Is there a "mime types for dummies" sort of faq I could look at?

Sorry for my confusion--but, I'm confused.

Thanks for the help.


Oliver Hunt-2 wrote:
> 
> 
>> Why can't files just be used as files?  I guess I just don't  
>> understand--at
>> all.  A file isn't a file unless there's something on the server to  
>> tell it
>> that it's a certain type of file?  Why is that necessary?  It goes  
>> right
>> over my head, and since I really don't understand what I'd be  
>> asking the
>> host, I'm going to have to refrain until I do understand.
> 
> The mime type (or media type) tells the browser what the type of the  
> file is, the name has *no* meaning, all that matters is what the  
> browser is told.
> 
>>
>> "Yes, I'm calling because I want you to change the mime type to be  
>> correct.
>> No, I don't really know what that means, but I need you to do it."
> You should be able to say that their server isn't reporting the  
> correct mimetype for svg files, they should be able to configure  
> their server to report the correct one.
> 
> --Oliver
> 
>>
>> That's alright.
>>
>> Thanks for the help.
>>
>>
>> Oliver Hunt-2 wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> Your host is serving the SVG files with text/plain as the mimetype,
>>> you'll need to contact your host so that they can setup the server to
>>> report the correct mimetype.
>>>
>>> --Oliver
>>>
>>> On 27/09/2007, at 6:19 PM, kizzume wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Is this something you can tell if you try to look at the file,
>>>> because I
>>>> really truly have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.
>>>> All I know
>>>> about the kind of server I have is that it holds files.  I log in  
>>>> with
>>>> FireFTP, create directories, and upload files.  It's one I pay a
>>>> yearly fee
>>>> for.  That probably doesn't tell you anything though.
>>>>
>>>> The server is not an application server--it just holds files.
>>>>
>>>> Here's one I made a copy of that was working perfectly on another
>>>> server:
>>>> http://www.infraxes.com/kizzume/images/flag_of_france.svg
>>>>
>>>> Here's one I converted with inkscape from a bmp:
>>>>
>>>> http://www.infraxes.com/kizzume/images/kizzume-logo.svg
>>>>
>>>> And here's a stupid test drawing made in inkscape:
>>>>
>>>> http://www.infraxes.com/kizzume/images/drawing.svg
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Oliver Hunt-2 wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> First guess: Your server isn't sending the correct mimetype -- you
>>>>> should make sure it is definitely being sent as image/svg+xml
>>>>>
>>>>> --Oliver
>>>>>
>>>>> On 26/09/2007, at 5:22 AM, kizzume wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I can take an svg file from another server that works great when I
>>>>>> embed it
>>>>>> into a page, but as soon as I copy that same svg file to my server
>>>>>> and host
>>>>>> it there, it won't view as a picture--it just shows it in text  
>>>>>> form
>>>>>> instead.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Am I doing something wrong, or are there some servers that put  
>>>>>> on a
>>>>>> strange
>>>>>> limitation or something?
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>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
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>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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