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Content-type for JAR Files?

 
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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 ]
 
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The answer is (from Tomcat's web.xml):
<mime-mapping>
<extension>jar</extension>
<mime-type>application/java-archive</mime-type>
</mime-mapping>
 
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