Re: warning to information providers re HTTP/1.0

Nathan Torkington (
Tue, 31 Aug 1993 11:42:42 +1200

Marc Andreessen writes:

> HTTP/1.0 clients will not look at file extensions when communicating
> with HTTP/1.0 servers -- the MIME type returned by the server will be
> considered the definitive type.

Anyone want to write code that uses a `file' like database to work out
the type of the file, so the server can correctly identify file types
without needing to look at their extension?