[Zope] Zope and mime types ???

kosh@aesaeion.com kosh@aesaeion.com
Fri, 5 Oct 2001 18:01:53 -0600 (MDT)

On Sat, 6 Oct 2001, Frank Stephan wrote:

> > You probably cannot do anything to make sure that you get this MIME type
> > unless you map it yourself at the server.
> I understand, that there must be a mapping of the file extension to the
> appropriate
> mime type. I found in the mime.types file of my Apache config that
> there .doc is mapped to application/msword. But why does it still depend
> on the fact, that word is installed on the client or not?
Remember not all .doc files are word documents. You really need something
to analyze the document and tell what kind of item it is. It is kind of a
pitty that extensions where ever invented and I hope for the day when they
finally die the death they deserve.

> Mime/content types do not really make sense to me that way. Am I wrong
> or is there a way to control this on the server machine?
> Frank