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Re: Mysterious Perlmonks Page Display

by mdillon (Priest)
on Jul 25, 2001 at 03:36 UTC ( #99519=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Mysterious Perlmonks Page Display

this sounds like the typical difference shown between IE and Netscape when viewing text/plain files. for some reason, IE ignores the content-type and shows many text/plain pages as if they are text/html. combined with what tye said, i would guess that a transparent proxy is caching, but is not sending it out with the original MIME type (using text/plain instead since the extension is .pl, not .html). IE's erroneous behavior makes it seem like nothing is wrong, whereas Netscape and Konqueror are both acting correctly on the text/plain MIME type.

if you have LWP installed, use the HEAD program to fetch the HTTP headers for the page in question to be sure.

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Re: Re: Mysterious Perlmonks Page Display
by Superlman (Pilgrim) on Jul 25, 2001 at 10:40 UTC
    You folks will never cease to amaze me! Well, there's one less mystery in the world now. Your explanations were spot on.

    Thanks and Praise!

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