Re: server setting the content-type

Marc Andreessen (
Thu, 30 Dec 93 15:56:45 -0600

Jon E. Mittelhauser writes:
> >- In mosaic, an HTML file named "foo" will display as
> >formatted text if it contains a <TITLE> tag.
> This is only true of the X-Windows version (and maybe Mac) and is
> the result of a hack that Marc threw in back in HTTP/0.9 days. In
> my opinion, it is a bug and I have told Marc and Eric such.

Yup, I can confirm that -- I've still got the bruises from Jon's
attempts at persuading me that it wasn't a good idea.

> The windows version does not try to out-guess the server.

Which, in our Brave New HTTP/1.0 World, is how it should be.


Marc Andreessen
Enterprise Integration Technologies
Palo Alto, California