[Systems] Sugar Labs mirror: MIME type (Content-Type) configuration

Sascha Silbe sascha-ml-reply-to-2011-3 at silbe.org
Sun Jul 24 07:15:35 EDT 2011

Dear mirror administrators,

issues reported by users prompted us to check the MIME type
(Content-Type) of the files on all of our mirrors. We discovered that
your servers are publishing incorrect types; this can cause problems
that are hard for users to understand and / or work around.

Sugar uses a number of custom MIME types. One of them
(application/vnd.olpc-sugar) has been registered with the IANA [1], but
for others we haven't filed applications yet. Currently in use are:

MIME type				file extension
application/vnd.olpc-sugar		.xo
application/vnd.olpc-content		.xol
application/vnd.olpc-journal-entry	.xoj

We'd prefer a mechanism to automatically propagate additional MIME types
to your mirror (e.g. a file containing Apache AddType [2] directives),
but the above types are the most important ones right now.


[1] http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/application/vnd.olpc-sugar
[2] http://httpd.apache.org/docs/current/mod/mod_mime.html
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