Re: squid (1.2) mangles ftp://foo/textfile into a download form

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 22:45:43 +0100

George Michaelson wrote:

> After all, the shift-click method exists to force any link
> to a save-to-disk but there isn't an inverse to force-to-screen,
> and furthermore the behaviour of the squid is now inverting that
> raw browser.

The problem here is that in some browsers a download of a text/plain
file is not a raw copy. text/plain is subject to end-of-line and
characterset translations, which application/octet-stream is not.

It is fairly easy to extend Squid with additional mime-types if needed.
In 1.2 it is even runtime configurable (including icons).

Henrik Nordström
Sparetime Squid Hacker
Received on Mon Mar 16 1998 - 14:32:40 MST

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