> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan L. Pierson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2000 3:47 PM
> To: Brian Lloyd
> Cc: 'Chris Withers'; Martijn Pieters; Andrew Diller; [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: RE: [Zope] Wrong mime type sent by Zope on every page
> Brian Lloyd writes:
> > What if we change this to:
> > if a 'content_type' attribute exists, it is used
> > else if the object's id seems to have a file extension
> > (. in the id), try to use guess_content_type
> > > else if there is a 'default_content_type' attribute, use that
> > else fall back to the hated application/octet-stream
> > (or, I've seen x-unknown-content-type used before,
> > but I don't know if this is really any better).
> > Then we could put a 'default_content_type' attribute in the
> > class of dtml documents and methods, which would take care of
> > the most common case. Thoughts?
> Sounds pretty good. Setting 'default_content_type' can then be
> another item in the unwritten Guide to Writing a Zope Product.
That's right - I expect that it could be useful for a few products.
I can see XMLDocuments having a default of 'text/xml', but I suspect
that a lot of products won't really have to care. Things that have
no real similarity to conventional "pages" (like database connection
objects, etc.) are probably useless to a robot that works with "pages"
anyway, so they are better off sending a default non-committal
response like "application/octet-stream".
Brian Lloyd [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Software Engineer 540.371.6909
Digital Creations http://www.digicool.com
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