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

Quentin Smith quentin at MIT.EDU
Sun Jul 24 09:44:01 EDT 2011

Hi Sascha,

mirrors.mit.edu has been fixed to use these custom MIME types. We don't 
run Apache, so a file containing AddTypes directives would not be useful, 
though we'd be happy to watch whatever file you'd like for changes.


On Sun, 24 Jul 2011, Sascha Silbe wrote:

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

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