The indicated URL includes a thumbnail image which is served up as text/plain: http://media.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/images/I42389-2003May26 The fullsize image if you click on the thumbnail also comes back as text/plain: http://media.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/images/I42389-2003May26L The images work in the page due to our handling of the img tag and a mimetype content sniffer, but they should be encouraged to hand back proper mimetypes.
-->bclary Reporter please also write to WP and you can point them to this article. http://devedge.netscape.com/viewsource/2003/mime-types/
Assignee: susiew → bc
tech evang june 2003 reorg
Assignee: bc → english-us
QA Contact: zach → english-us
Summary: washingtonpost serving images up as text/plain → washingtonpost.com - serving images up as text/plain
well, the images are now application/octet-stream...
Images try to download on Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; en-US; rv:1.7b) Gecko/20040415 Firefox/0.8.0+ and Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8a) Gecko/20040419
Add top100 keyword, updated summary to reflect change Bob Clary mentioned in comment 4, changed hardware and OS to All...
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: washingtonpost.com - serving images up as text/plain → washingtonpost.com - serving images up as application/octet-stream
Evangelism triage - no activity since 4-20. Looks like this is still an issue with Firefox 1.0. Needs follow up.
The links from comment 0 still show plain text however, WP seems to be better with serving these things now. Close?
Whiteboard: efu → efu, closeme?
I think we should close. Site says "For articles before 2005, use our paid archive search" meaning normal users shouldn't be able to access this content without paying. And it's unlikely they will want to fix at this point.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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