User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.6a) Gecko/20030721 Camino/0.7+ Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.6a) Gecko/20030721 Camino/0.7+ The Apache web server does not have the ability to send /no/ MIME type. Normally this is not a problem as apache comes pre-configured with a fairly extensive set of mime types already known. However, there is a significant problem when the apache server does not know the mime type, because currently it sends a DEFAULT mime type, which is text/plain. text/plain is not always appropriate. Mac OS X users get with this pretty bad because a lot of apache servers don't know about .DMG extension which should be sent as application/octet-stream and is instead sent as text/plain which shows up as garbage characters and ruins many downloads. There is already an Apache bug open on this subject. See http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=13986 "Remove the default MIME type". Please read at least the comment of Joshua Slive 2003-02-07 16:19. He seems to agree that apache should default to NO mime type (omitting the Content-Type header) but refers further discussion/arguments to the mailing lists email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. If Apache actually removes the default MIME type this would be a big win for Mozilla. We would be able to maintain standards compliance with the RFC and get the behaviour we want as well. Other browsers in general would also benefit. If the evangelism team can help that would be very useful. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
This doesn't belong into Tech Evangelism.