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Re: HTTP header suggestion/request

From: Kevin J. Dyer <kjd4951@aries1.draper.com>
Date: Fri, 08 Nov 1996 10:17:30 -0500
To: megazone@livingston.com, kdyer@draper.com, www-talk@w3.org
Cc: koen@win.tue.nl
Message-id: <9611081017.ZM26655@aries1.draper.com>
On Nov 8,  8:47am, MegaZone wrote:
> Subject: Re: HTTP header suggestion/request
> Once upon a time Kevin J. Dyer shaped the electrons to say...
> >  What UAs support this?  Or are you supplying a "plug-in" to the UA?
> I tested it in Netscape 3.0 on SunOS 4.1.4 so far and it worked fine.
> Lynx 2.5 on IRIX ignored it.
> I'll test it on MSIE 3.0 and NS 3.0 on Win95 when I get home.
  I just ran the test for NS 3.0 on Win95 and it works using octet-stream.
It fails for NS 3.0 on the MAC. I'll try it on NS 3.0 on IRIX a this afternoon.

When I reread 1806, I found an intersting section on page 5.

   "The following body part contains a JPEG image that should be displayed
    to the user only if the user requests it.  If the JPEG is written to a
    file, the file sould be named "genome.jpg":

        Content-Type: image/jpeg
        Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=genome.jpg
        Content-Description: a complete map of the human genome

        <jpeg data>"

 I ran a test with a GIF image and changed the application/octet-stream to
image/gif.  NS 3.0 on Sol 2.5 and Win95 displayed the image instead of
asking to save it.  Well they did it 25 percent or so right.

> -MZ
> --

>-- End of excerpt from MegaZone

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