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From: David Abrahams (abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-03-27 13:17:05

Leave it to someone with expertise in HTML and the web to come up with the
right solution. I have no idea how this stuff works, but if that approach
will solve the problem, I absolutely support it.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Daryle Walker" <darylew_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2001 9:38 AM
Subject: [boost] Re: Problem reading source code online

> on 3/26/01 6:16 PM, David Abrahams at abrahams_at_[hidden] wrote:
> > I think you may be able to fix this by making the following changes in
> > RegEdit:
> >
> > 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
> > 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
> > may not hear back on this for a while.
> > ************************************************************
> I feel that this is the absolutely worst way to solve this. If the web
> is returning "application/octet" for our text header files, we have to
> the server operators to correct their extension-to-MIME type mapping.
> way will help everyone at once without extra tools.
> > ----- 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.)
> You would have to print out the documentation even if it was supplied as
> text. Boost doc pages don't tend to use huge and/or flashy features, so
> print-rendering shouldn't be as difficult as an usual web page. Some of
> pages could be very long and/or use big tables, so that could be a
> --
> Daryle Walker
> Mac, Internet, and Video Game Junkie
> darylew AT mac DOT com
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