Re: fixhrefgz, boa
>>>>> Karl M Hegbloom writes:
Karl> This is from the `boa' README.debian:
Karl> Transparent compressed file support
Karl> ----------------------------------- Boa supports transparent
Karl> access to gzipped files and on the fly decompression of the
Karl> served html pages. No references need to be changes to
Karl> .gz. If a file with the extension .html cannot be found then
Karl> boa will try to find a file with .html.gz. If found this
Karl> will be decompressed before serving it to the client.
Karl> Christoph Lameter <email@example.com>, Mon, 23 Dec 1996
Karl> 20:27:43 -0800
This is not working correctly at my house. Boa does grab the .gz
file, and serves it, when I type a URL without the .gz suffix. But
there is no automatic decompression, and W3 says: |Passing to viewer
sun-message /tmp/url12345.html ""|. So I think that means the MIME
type header being sent is wrong.
Is that a problem with `boa', or `mime-support'? Who can tell us?
It will take me a week to rtfm's. (which are on deck anyhow.)
If it sends it out compressed as application/x-gzip, then the browser
should pipe it through `gzip -c'. Instead, it is asking me for a
filename to save it in, in every browser I've tried it with.
That means that something is wrong in the "/etc/mailcap" file, right?
I've not taken the time to study out how that works yet. Does anyone
have a recipe for fixing this problem?
I will try re-installing the mime-support one time... Hmmm. Does
`gzip' install a mailcap entry???
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