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From: Jens Maurer (Jens.Maurer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-04-03 12:53:04

Beman Dawes wrote:
> * The problem seems server related - it was never reported until we moved
> to a new host last January. Jens understands it better that I do - maybe
> he can comment.

The problem *is* server-related. The server transmits
the MIME type "application/octet-stream" for *.hpp files, e.g.
(via proxy, IP addresses changed for privacy reasons)

jmaurer_at_gigue:~ > telnet xx.yy.zz.dd 8080
Trying xx.yy.zz.dd ...
Connected to xx.yy.zz.dd.
Escape character is '^]'.

HTTP/1.0 200 OK
Server: Microsoft-IIS/5.0
Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2001 17:45:27 GMT
Content-Type: application/octet-stream
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Last-Modified: Fri, 09 Mar 2001 16:30:52 GMT
ETag: "e867f94eb6a8c01:9f2"
Content-Length: 23050
X-Cache: MISS from www-proxy.xx.yy.zz
Proxy-Connection: close

Note the "Content-type: application/octet-stream" header. If
the content type would be "text/plain", everything would work.
Thus, the web server administrators need to associate the
content type "text/plain" with *.hpp and *.cpp extensions.
Last time, the web hoster's support staff gave an impression
of not understanding this issue.

Jens Maurer

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