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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-04-03 07:14:21

From: "Beman Dawes" <bdawes_at_[hidden]>

> At 05:25 PM 3/26/2001, kevin_vanhorn_at_[hidden] wrote:
> >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 reported this already to the hosting service without any luck. The
> problem only shows on certain browsers. I can reproduce it on Netscape
> 3.03, for example, but not more modern Netscape or Microsoft browers under
> Windows. That makes it hard to get the support folks' interest.

That's because newer browsers contain workarounds for broken web servers.

Peter Dimov
Multi Media Ltd.

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