[pmwiki-users] pagename and weird IE mime/type handling

Dominique Faure dominique.faure at gmail.com
Wed Mar 1 01:07:35 CST 2006

2006/3/1, Patrick R. Michaud <pmichaud at pobox.com>:
> On Tue, Feb 28, 2006 at 04:47:56PM +0100, Dominique Faure wrote:
> > I tried several things including temporaly altering $ScriptUrl and
> > $EnablePathInfo in order to generate links like:
> > .../pmwiki.php/dummy.txt?n=Group.Name&...
> >
> > but IE was keeping on interpreting html snippets as html code.
> Oh.  IE is particularly stupid in this respect -- it will
> often treat the presence of *any* HTML tag in a file as a reason to
> render it as HTML, regardless of both extension and mime-type.
> For example, point IE6 at the url http://www.pmichaud.com/sandbox/test.txt
> and look at the results.  (This is just the pmwiki.tmpl file from the
> skins directory with a different name.)
> Note that this file has a ".txt" extension.  Apache correctly returns
> the file as "Content-Type: text/plain".  Yet IE6 still insists on
> displaying the file as if it were an HTML document and not a plain
> text file.
> I don't think there's much that can be done in the face of IE
> blatantly ignoring the protocol standards in this way.
> Hope this helps, or at least keeps you from banging your head
> against a wall any longer than necessary.

Don't worry, I've it quite hard, but I'm not so masochist ;) for now,
the recipe provide the results as inline plain texts for regular
browsers and as downloadable octet streams for MSIE flavors.
BTW, the recipe has been updated on http://www.pmwiki.org


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