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Re: Firewall problems with RDF MIME type?

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 14:13:46 +0200
Message-ID: <425FAFFA.2090205@annevankesteren.nl>
To: Phil Archer <phil.archer@icra.org>
CC: SWIG <semantic-web@w3.org>

Phil Archer wrote:
> Be that as it may, I've now hit a new problem. Firewalls don't seem to 
> like the RDF MIME type either. At my encouraging, a company 
> (www.madesafe.com) put an RDF file (labels.rdf) in its root directory 
> and then configured Apache to include an HTTP Response Header to point 
> to it (this involved installing an Apache module and adding the RDF MIME 
> type).

Why did that involve installing an Apache module? This should be enough:

  AddType application/rdf+xml .rdf

> No problem - except a lot of the website became inaccessible! 
> Reconfigure Apache to take out the RDF MIME type - problem disappears. 
> It's not the server, it's the firewall that thinks it's detecting a 
> problem. Configuring the firewall _didn't_ solve it. (The solution for 
> now, has been to rename the file as labels.xml - so it gets the text/xml 
> MIME type but it's better than text/plain).

You might want to change that to application/xml as text/xml has some 
issues with regard to character encoding. See RFC 3023 section 8.5

I wonder though how a firewall goes to jump because of a MIME type...

  Anne van Kesteren
Received on Friday, 15 April 2005 12:13:35 UTC

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