I can't believe it. mycgiserver.com, a JAVA server (free) service is serving the JAR (Java Archive) files with Content-Type: text/plain !!! This is what the program that I wrote returns for a JAR file in said server:
Is anyone here a Java server admin that can tell me what is the convention to use (before I go to Sun's site and look for a JAR file!) I will then report the bug to mycgiserver.com. Needles to say, some browsers will try to display the JAR file as text on the screen, producing garbage as expected. I want the File/Save dialog box to appear instead, as it does with ZIP files, which is how I have been getting around the problem. I am just tired of having to rename *.JAR to *.ZIP as workarounds. I expect that ignorance from say, GeoCities.com but not from a JAVA service! Thanks! PS: The Content-Type: for a ZIP file from that server is application/zip. [ May 18, 2002: Message edited by: Tony Alicea ]
Tony Alicea Senior Java Web Application Developer, SCPJ2, SCWCD
I think that Ming Chen is probably right about it not being a problem with the server unless your program is actually getting the Content-Type header. The place to look for Mime-Types is: ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/iana/assignments/media-types/media-types Looking there, I don't see an entry for jar files, so I would use the same one as for zip.
David G. Risner<br />Software Engineer<br />California State University, Los Angeles
application/octet-stream or application/java-archive or something similar would have been more appropriate And i agree with Tony . Mycgiserver guys are expected to map content-type for jar-files in their web-server's conf ( do they use apache? ) [ At least the default for jar should have been a binary type instead of text/plain ] And i do NOT think that Tony's program is the actual culprit , as Ming or David opined.
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