Re: html files not named .html

Tony Sanders (
Tue, 16 Nov 1993 15:30:12 -0600

Lou Montulli writes:
> * 1) HTTP/1.0 servers should ALWAYS return a content-type tag!!!!!!!!!
Rob McCool replies:
> This has been fixed in the recent release... it will now return a default
> type.

I don't agree that servers should ALWAYS return a content-type:
because there is a defined default if content-type is missing. sez:
The data (if any) sent with an HTTP request or reply is in a format
and encoding defined by the object header fields, the default being
"plain/text" type with "8bit" encoding.
*However*, defensive programming would dictate that you be explicit.

Note that the HTTP/1.0 spec:
has changed a bit over the past few months. Both server and browser
authors should probably re-read it.