[OpenAFS] Compressed source code...

Sir Clark Frazier Hale I xlark@sdf.lonestar.org
Sun, 17 Jul 2005 19:21:00 -0400

Jeffrey Hutzelman wrote:

> On Sunday, July 17, 2005 04:51:01 PM -0400 Sir Clark Frazier Hale I 
> <xlark@sdf.lonestar.org> wrote:
>> 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.

Sorry, I'm ignorant as usual.  And now that I've fired up my Windows
machine, I can't reproduce what R. Dyer's talking about.  I have seen it
before, though.  Maybe in Netscape 7.0 or 7.1.

Oh well,


Sir Clark Frazier Hale I
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