[OpenAFS] Compressed source code...
Sun, 17 Jul 2005 18:44:26 -0400
On Sunday, July 17, 2005 04:51:01 PM -0400 Sir Clark Frazier Hale I
> Rodney M Dyer wrote:
>> In the original thread on the web page I commented that clicking on the
>> "openafs-1.3.85-src.tar.bz2" actually causes the IE browser to download
>> it as "openafs-1.3.85-src.tar.tar". This is strange, but even more
>> strange is the fact that I can't do anything with the resulting file
>> like I was able to in the past.
> I've seen this before on other web sites. I think that OpenAFS.org's web
> site reports the MIME type of a .bz2 file to be application/x-tar or
> something like that. IE renames the file based on that MIME type.
> Netscape 7 on Windows sometimes does this, too.
We report the type of tar archives as application/x-tar, whether or not
they are compressed. For compressed files (tar archives or otherwise), we
report an encoding of x-compress, x-gzip, or bzip2, as appropriate.
-- Jeffrey T. Hutzelman (N3NHS) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sr. Research Systems Programmer
School of Computer Science - Research Computing Facility
Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA