washingtonpost.com - serving images up as application/octet-stream

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

RESOLVED WONTFIX
16 years ago
4 years ago

People

(Reporter: tor, Unassigned)

Tracking

({top100, top500})

Details

(Whiteboard: efu, closeme?, URL)

(Reporter)

Description

16 years ago
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.

Comment 1

16 years ago
-->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

Comment 2

16 years ago
-> evang500
Keywords: evang500

Comment 3

16 years ago
tech evang june 2003 reorg
Assignee: bc → english-us
QA Contact: zach → english-us

Updated

16 years ago
Summary: washingtonpost serving images up as text/plain → washingtonpost.com - serving images up as text/plain

Comment 4

15 years ago
well, the images are now application/octet-stream...

Comment 5

15 years ago
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

Comment 6

15 years ago
Add top100 keyword, updated summary to reflect change Bob Clary mentioned in
comment 4, changed hardware and OS to All...
Keywords: top100
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: washingtonpost.com - serving images up as text/plain → washingtonpost.com - serving images up as application/octet-stream

Updated

14 years ago
Keywords: top500
Evangelism triage - no activity since 4-20. Looks like this is still an issue
with Firefox 1.0. Needs follow up.
Whiteboard: efu
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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