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From Matthias Kurz ...@baerlap.north.de>
Subject Re: 1.3.26 and missing Content-Type
Date Sun, 30 Jun 2002 16:28:47 GMT
On Sun, Jun 30, 2002 at 04:44:37PM +0200, Graham Leggett wrote:
> Matthias Kurz wrote:
> 
> > Users reported a problem with pages like
> >     http://cgi3.ebay.de/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?SignIn
> > 
> > Problems: Crippled header and missing Content-Type.
> > As far as i can see, the missing Content-Type leads to the usage of
> > the DefaultType from httpd.conf. This is usually "text/plain" and leads
> > to the effect that the HTML code is not interpreted but displayed as
> > plain text.
> 
> I investigated this a while back. According to RFC2616 (if memory 
> serves), the assumed Content-Type when it is missing is 
> application/octet-stream (and thus Apache is wrong to be sending 
> text/plain anyway).

It's at least configurable.

> However: the bug lies with Ebay's code, and I don't think we should be 
> breaking either Apache or RFC2616 simply because a website chooses to be 
> broken. :(

Understood. But why did (and do) older versions work ? Unfortunately
one cannot use an older version because of the latest security problems,
you know.


   (mk)

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