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Replies to GETs of data.js is Content-Type: text/plain

clvrmnky   October 28, 2012, 01:22 AM

I just noticed that calling .../script/data.js returns:

Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8

Is this by design?

I actually don't know what it is supposed to be, given that no one agrees if this is supposed to be "text/javascript" or "application/javascript". "text/plain" seems wrong, even if it is utf-8 -- the bytes returned must be preserved exactly as-is.

I'm no web development nerd, though. Mostly curious if this is on purpose.

[Later]

Ah, I see. Mostly a browser compatibility issue. No one uses the "correct" MIME-type. In fact, setting the type might be completely unnecessary now.

 
Steffen Tiedemann Christensen Team 23   October 28, 2012, 09:57 AM

I remember there being a decent reason back in 2006, probably some browser misbehaving. Should keep up back though, so this has been changed.

 




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