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Re: "treat this as text" option

From: Aaron Swartz <aswartz@upclink.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2001 13:24:07 -0500
Message-Id: <200109071827.f87IRMb10341@theinfo.org>
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
To: las@olin.edu
On Friday, September 7, 2001, at 01:10  PM, Aaron Swartz wrote:

>> I really wish that browsers would give me the option of 
>> telling it that
>> a particular mime type represents just plain text, i.e., that 
>> it should
>> be viewed using the browser itself rather than an external 
>> application.
> I assume you mean this on the client side because on the server 
> side you can just send it as text/plain. On the client side I 
> suppose you can save it as a text file and open it.

Never mind, I get it now. You want "view as text" to be in the 
error message that says "I don't know this mime type, should I 
save it, pick an external application or give up?"

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