[Mongrel] [SURVEY] MIME types questions for Mongrel 1.0 RC1

anjan bacchu anjan.summit at gmail.com
Wed Dec 6 17:56:59 EST 2006

On 12/6/06, Zed A. Shaw <zedshaw at zedshaw.com> wrote:
> I need people to answer a survey super quick for the next little release
> of Mongrel.  Basically, nobody ever agrees on mime types, especially
> defaults, which is why Mongrel has none and you set your own.  Sometimes
> people just refuse to set their own and want Mongrel to do everything for
> them, but if that happens then people will complain about the defaults.
> Damned if I do, damned if I don't.
> So, let's put this to the test:
> 1) Should Mongrel support a larger set of default mime types?


2) What should those defaults be?  Post a YAML file somewhere so I can
> compare the various answers.

    Can't we have MIME types be an intersection of Apache (2.2) and IIS ?

3) What should be the default mime type if a file doesn't match?

> 3a) Where do you get this default?
> 4) Would anyone object to Mongrel moving the default mime type list into a
> YAML file in the source tree that it loads?  **You'd still be able to
> override like normal.**
> 5) If your favorite web server does it a particular way, do you actually
> think this is the real standard or just what that web server does?
> 5a) Do you think this default could be improved on depending on the
> situation?  Think development vs. production deployments.

Thank you,

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