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Unknown mime type text/plain (was: Has the Validator changed recently?)

From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 00:45:27 -0500
Message-ID: <3AB99177.782BEFBB@w3.org>
To: Mark Zobel <mark@markzobel.com>
Cc: www-validator-css@w3.org
> From: "Mark Zobel" <mark@markzobel.com>
> To: "W3C CSS Validation Service" <www-validator-css@w3.org>
> Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2001 11:33:08 -0700
> Message-ID: <PNEBKBJLCIFILMNPBKJGIEKICBAA.mark@markzobel.com>
> Subject: Has the Validator changed recently?
> To whom it may concern,
> I have recently been using the CSS validator to check for errors in my
> stylesheets.  About a month ago I validated a stylesheet and no errors were
> reported.  Last week I ran it through again and the sheet would not
> validate.  The thing is, though, I made no changes to it.  What has changed
> with the validator recently?  I notice the report page is different than it
> has been in the past.  Has something changed in the specification that would
> require me to redesign the stylesheet?  The URI I am trying to validate is
> http://www.markzobel.com/style.css  Thank you in advance for your
> assistance.

Ah, this error is new. The CSS validator now honors the mime type in priority
and not the file extension. In your case, the http server returns "text/plain":
HEAD http://www.markzobel.com/style.css HTTP/1.1
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 05:43:15 GMT
Server: Apache/1.3.6 (Unix) mod_frontpage/
Last-Modified: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 03:27:58 GMT
ETag: "a30e48-b82-3ab57cbe"
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Content-Length: 2946
Content-Type: text/plain

CSS files are under the mime type text/css, and not text/plain. I suggest
you change the configuration of your server.

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