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From: David Abrahams (abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-03-26 18:16:28

I think you may be able to fix this by making the following changes in

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\<extension>: Content Type = text/plain

where <extension> is .hpp, .h, .cpp, etc...

Therefore, I propose that a script be added to the boost release process
which redirects all links to source files so that they point at HTML-ized
versions. I would be happy to produce a Python script, if it can be
integrated with the release process. I think Beman is away at ACCU, so we
may not hear back on this for a while.


----- Original Message -----
From: <kevin_vanhorn_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Monday, March 26, 2001 4:25 PM
Subject: [boost] Problem reading source code online

> There appears to be a problem with the web server hosting the Boost
> site. When I read documentation online and click on links to header
> files, the HTTP reply gives a type of "application/octet" instead of
> "text/plain", with the result that my browser won't display the file
> even though it is plain text. This is extremely annoying.
> I've tried playing with my Netscape preferences, but it steadfastly
> refuses to even consider displaying anything with a type of
> "application/octet". I haven't been able to find a way to tell the
> browser that files ending in ".h", ".cpp", ".hpp", etc. are really
> just plain text.
> BTW, has anyone found a good way of printing out the Boost library
> documentation? It seems that nowadays everybody supplies
> documentation only in HTML format, which is a problem for people like
> me who don't want to be chained to the computer when they read.
> (Yes, I know that you can laboriously print out a page at a time from
> the browser. This is slow, painful, and the result looks awful.)
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