MIME type problem (Plugin is handling other files)

Alan German Manila-Newbies@userland.com
Tue, 4 Feb 2003 05:53:17 -0500

On Saturday, February 1, 2003, at 08:40  PM, Raghunatha Reddy wrote:
> How does IE gets the MIME type information from file to be downloaded.

The web server serving the file tells the browser what the MIME type of 
the file is.

If you're asking about this in the context of Manila as the server, 
then you need to add the .pgm file type to Frontier's list of MIME 
types. You must have access to the server to make this change, or ask 
your Manila system administrator to:

Jump to user.webserver.prefs.ext2MIME,  duplicate any of the existing 
entries and change the new duplicate to:

Name: pgm
Value: application/octet-stream

This tells Manila to set the MIME type sent to the browser for this 
particular file extension. If your browser is configured properly, that 
should launch your plugin (or helper app).